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 Basketball Recruiting: Rashad Vaughn commits to Runnin’ Rebels


Rashad Vaughn (Minneapolis, Minn. Findlay Prep) committed to the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels Tuesday evening over Iowa State, North Carolina, Kansas and Kentucky. Iowa State was the runner-up for the 6-5, 203-pound guard.

Vaughn is the nation’s No. 12 player in the 247Sports Composite Rankings and the No. 3 shooting guard. Moving from Minneapolis to Nevada to attend Findlay Prep meant Vaughn was able to be see games and practices on a fairly regular basis and develop relationships with the UNLV coaching staff, especially head coach Dave Rice.

The McDonald’s All-American should make an immediate impact next year as a freshman because of his ability to be score from the perimeter where the Rebs will need help.

The addition of Vaughn moves UNLV up to the No. 5 class in the 247Sports rankings, joining five-star forward Dwayne Morgan and top-25 prospect, center Goodluck Okonoboh. Each of these three rank in the top five at their respective positions.

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