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Maryland expanded its search for basketball prospects in the class of 2014 on Monday, extending an offer to rising junior Rashad Vaughn.
Vaughn, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound small forward from Robbinsdale Cooper High School in Minneapolis, impressed the Terps’ staff at the Under Armour Summer Jam in Milwaukee. Playing for Net Gain Sports, Vaughn put up gaudy numbers in the AAU showcase.
“They told me [Monday] that they were offering me,” Vaughn said. “They just told me that they really liked my game. They watched me play at the [Under Armour] Summer Jam.
“I played pretty good. I had a couple 30-point games and the rest I was in the 20s, so it was definitely a good tournament.”
With offers from colleges across the nation, including looks from Baylor, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Louisville, Memphis, Miami, Minnesota, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin, Vaughn said he hasn’t begun to sort out any favorites and is looking at every school that has expressed interest.
“I’m still pretty open right now,” Vaughn said. “I’m looking at everybody because it’s still early.”
Vaughn has already visited Iowa State, Minnesota and Wisconsin, his three local colleges, and is planning on taking a trip to Baylor in August before his junior year starts. When it comes to making his college decision, Vaughn said playing time, the school’s style of play and his relationship with the coaches will be his biggest factors.
As a sophomore, Vaughn averaged 28 points, nine rebounds and six assists.
“I like to get up and down the floor quickly,” Vaughn said when asked to describe his game. “Also, I have a pretty good shot.”
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