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

UNLV lands top 2014 recruit Rashad Vaughn


Recruiting never sleeps. Apparently neither does the awesomeness that is UNLV Rebels basketball and (more importantly) their ability to land said recruits. The latest example of that being UNLV’s ability to land five-star prospect and 2014 recruiting class wonderkid, Rashad Vaughn.

Vaughn had his final list down to just two schools. He was either going to attend UNLV or go play for Fred Hoiberg and embrace the style of play the Iowa State Cyclones implement. Now while I would have selfishly liked to see a tippy-top recruit play some Hoi-ball, Vaughn choosing UNLV is still pretty neat.

A 6’5″ two-guard, Vaughn is rated as being a top-18 recruit by most recruiting service websites. He is also considered one of the purest scoring talents in the entire 2014 class. I guess what I am trying to say is that Rashad Vaughn can score buckets.

UNLV fans should expect Vaughn to contribute right away. The Rebels could use some perimeter scoring and that is what Vaughn brings.

Vaughn will join a team that should return three starters and who is bringing in more freat recruits like five-star forward Dwayne Morgan and top-20 talent Goodluck Okonoboh (supposedly his teal name). 

Obviously this is a blow to Iowa State, but an even bigger get for UNLV. I imagine everyone involved will be just fine. I mean I wouldn’t bet against UNLV, Vaughn, a kid named Goodluck and certainly not against anything related or surrounding Fred Hoiberg.

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