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Incoming Rebels Vaughn and Morgan selected for USA National Team

Rashad Vaughn and Dwayne Morgan, two big pieces of UNLV's 2014-15 recruiting class were among the 21 players selected to the USA Men’s Basketball U18 national team.


Three schools will feature multiple incoming freshmen participating in the event. With Vaughn and Morgan's selection to the U18 National Team, UNLV joins the likes of Duke and Arizona as the only programs with this distinction. Good company if you ask me.

Dwayne Morgan and Rashad Vaughn will join Bishop Gorman junior Stephen Zimmerman, a potential UNLV target in the class of 2015, at the team's training camp June 9-19 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Following this, the team will compete for five days in pool play and championship rounds against teams from seven other countries, including Argentina, Canada and Brazil.

Florida Gators coach Billy Donovan will be the team's head coach with assistance from Sean Miller of Arizona and Ed Cooley of Providence. It will certainly be helpful for young players like Vaughn and Morgan to get the opportunity to work with a talented coaching staff such as this as they prepare to take the next step.

"It certainly speaks to the quality of player and character of Rashad and Dwayne," head coach Dave Rice said. "It's great for them in terms of boosting their profile, getting some great experience, and it's also terrific for us as a program to be connected to such a prestigious event."

While the invite means less time on campus this summer for Vaughn and Morgan, they will still be in Las Vegas in time to enroll in UNLV's third summer session starting July 14.