Former Cooper star Rashad Vaughn will play next season for Findlay Prep in Nevada, where students enroll with the intention of playing Division I college basketball.
Vaughn previously had said he was leaving the Twin Cities so that he could play against tougher competition to close out his high school career. News of his school choice was reported on Twitter by a Findlay Prep assistant coach.
The 6-5, 200-pound shooting guard is rated the nation's 11th-best player in the 2014 class by ESPN. As a junior last season at Cooper, Vaughn averaged 28.8 points and 10.2 rebounds and led the Hawks to a 22-6 record, losing in the section final.
Vaughn is being recruited by Gophers coach Richard Pitino. The athlete's mentor, Pete Kaffey, has said that Vaughn's decision to leave the state for his senior year will not affect his college choice.
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