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Two from Findlay Prep, Gorman’s Shabazz Muhammad picked for elite all-star game

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Bishop Gorman’s Shabazz Muhammad.

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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer are back for a look at all things high school basketball with two weeks remaining in the regular season. They hold an impromptu draft to place the eight teams projected to make the Sunrise region playoffs.

Three local high school basketball players on Thursday were selected for the Jordan Brand Classic team.

Bishop Gorman High’s Shabazz Muhammad, and Findlay Prep ’s Brandon Ashley and Anthony Bennett each earned a spot in the prestigious game. With alumni such as Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin, it’s one of two important all-star showcases after the high school season.

Muhammad and Bennett, two consensus top-10 prospects, are each uncommitted recruits who are considering hometown UNLV. The 6-foot-8 Ashley, who is signed with Arizona, is ranked as the No. 10 overall recruiting prospect by ESPN.

All three were also nominated for The McDonald’s All-American game, where rosters will be announced Feb. 9.

The 11th annual Jordan Brand Classic is April 14 in Charlotte at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Ray Brewer can be reached at 990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21.

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