UNC Basketball Recruiting: 2014 SG Rashad Vaughn commits to UNLV

Jul 18, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Team USA Midwest player Rashad Vaughn (9) dribbles the ball against Team Brasil during the Nike Global Challenge at Trinity University in Washington, DC. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Finally after months of speculation, rumors, and drama class of 2014 SG Rashad Vaughn has officially announced he will be going to UNLV next year. He chose UNLV over Iowa State, North Carolina, Kansas, and Kentucky.

After nearly committing to the Tar Heels last year, other programs really turned up the heat for Vaughn and UNLV was the winner at the end of the day.

Height: 6-5

Weight: 203 pounds

Ranking: 9th nationally; 3rd positional

Rating: Five-star

Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Offers: Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida State, Georgetown, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Memphis, Miami, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon State, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas, UCLA, and Wisconsin.

Vaughn immediately gives UNLV’s 2014 class a big boost in terms of ranking and talent. He will go in as a freshman and likely be a starter and be their play maker. He’s expected to leave after one season for the NBA Draft where he is already projected to be a first round draft pick.

Regardless of where Vaughn was deciding on, he was set to make a big impact for any of the programs he was considering. After making his announcement on CBS Sports the 3rd ranked SG claimed at UNLV, “we can do something special next year…”

Topics: Basketball, North Carolina Tar Heels, Rashad Vaughn, Recruiting

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