Vaughn Turning It Up

Vaughn Turning It Up

Roy Williams and assistant Hubert Davis took a trip to Minnesota on Saturday to check out New Hope (Minn.) Robbinsdale Cooper standout Rashad Vaughn in the Timberwolves Shootout.

Vaughn went for 35 points in a loss to fellow UNC target and Scout.com's top 2014 prospect Tyus Jones.

"The season is going pretty well," Vaughn said. "The season is coming along well. The team is pretty young, but we are really coming along well. I'm playing good and being more of a leader for my team."

"I think I'm playing well," he added. "I'm scoring the ball well. I'm playing defense well. I'm passing pretty well too."

Vaughn, a 6-foot-5 junior shooting guard, said he's attempting to take his game to the next level.

"If I want to break out more and move up in the rankings, I believe I have to turn it up a notch," Vaughn said.

"I can shoot," he said when asked to describe his game. "I can score anyway possible. I get up and down the floor. I can lock up people and really just do it all, but really just scoring the ball."

Vaughn is currently focused on his junior season, but is starting to think about cutting down his list of schools.

"The recruiting process is going good," Vaughn said. "No favorites right now. I was thinking about narrowing my list, but I don't know when the exact date will be, but recruiting is going well."

Vaughn said Baylor, Kansas, North Carolina, Syracuse, Iowa State, Maryland, Kentucky, Louisville and Florida are among the schools showing him the most attention.

North Carolina's recruitment of Vaughn is progressing.

"That's going good," he said of the recruitment by UNC. "I've talked to coach C.B. [McGrath] and I've just been building a relationship with them. They've been down a couple of times. It's going good too. We are just building a relationship."

What are the Heels telling Vaughn?

"They are going to start coming here more and try to get me down there," he said. "That's it really. Just building relationships."

"They said they'd try to get me down there whenever it's possible to get down there," he added.

Vaughn said the Tar Heels have discussed a possible scholarship offer, but to date they haven't made it official. In fact, Vaughn thinks it nearly happened after Saturday's game, but he got hung up with postgame media interviews.

"They were supposed to offer, but I never got to talk to (Roy Williams) because I guess they had a game the next day so they really had to go," Vaughn said. "I guess he wants to come down and sit down with my parents and do it."

Vaughn said North Carolina's history is what sticks out the most about their program.

"I really just like their tradition and style of play," he said.

Vaughn, Scout.com's No. 14 overall prospect, is hoping to take some college visits in the near future.

"I'm going to try and take some visits," he said. "I don't know what visits for sure, but I want to get out some."

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