Tuesday, September 24, 2013
ESPN 100 SG Vaughn trims list, sets visits
By Paul Biancardi
Rashad Vaughn (Findlay Prep/Golden Valley, Minn.), the 11th-ranked player in the ESPN 100, trimmed his list to seven schools: Arizona, Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Minnesota, North Carolina and UNLV. Georgetown, Kentucky, UConn and UCLA were eliminated.
"The reason he wants to do it now is that he wants to focus on the schools that he is most interested in," said Pete Kaffey, his assistant coach and mentor.
The NCAA allows five official visits for each senior prospect. With seven schools on his list, two visits will have to be unofficial. Which schools will get the official visits?
"I am going to Baylor (Oct.18-20) and Iowa State (Nov. 7-9). Those are set," said Vaughn. "I plan to go to Kansas and North Carolina during the season."
Vaughn's last official visit will be between UNLV and Minnesota. "I have to discuss it with my parents," said Vaughn. "Arizona is here (out west) so I will go on an unofficial there."
The Minnesota native said he plans to make a decision this spring, based on two factors: his relationship with the head coach and the team's style of play. "I want to go where they go up and down the floor and have a fast tempo and set ball screens in the half court," said Vaughn.