Five-star shooting guard talks Kentucky

Most prospects playing here this weekend at the Nike EYBL face a barrage of questions about what their college commitment might eventually be. For at least one elite prospect, though, the assembled media are eager to learn where he'll be playing high school basketball next season.

HAMPTON, Va. – Most prospects playing here this weekend at the Nike EYBL face a barrage of questions about what their college commitment might eventually be.

For at least one elite prospect, though, the assembled media are eager to learn where he'll be playing high school basketball next season.

"I can't confirm that right now," Rashad Vaughn said of his rumored transfer to Huntington Prep in West Virginia. "… But wherever the best are playing, that's where I want to play."

The 6-foot-5, 200-pound Vaughn is currently rated the No. 2 shooting guard and the No. 13 overall prospect in the Class of 2014 by FOX Sports Next and Scout. He said he's considering Huntington Prep, which is currently home to the nation's top senior, Andrew Wiggins, as well as tradition-rich Oak Hill Academy in Virginia and Findlay Prep in Nevada.

He will likely finalize his decision "in a couple of weeks." Then it will be time for the even bigger question: where will Vaughn take his enormous skill set at the college level?

Kentucky, Louisville, Baylor, Kansas, North Carolina, Illinois, Minnesota and Texas are among a long list of major programs in pursuit of the dangerous scoring wing with a college-ready body.

"I'm wide open right now," Vaughn said. "I don't have any favorites right now. I'm looking to narrow my list down soon, but I don't have any favorites just yet."

Through the first two games in Hampton, Vaughn has averaged 21.5 points, eight rebounds and five assists per game as UK coach John Calipari and assistant coaches Orlando Antigua and Kenny Payne tracked him closely.

"They say they like me and, with the way they get up and down, they think I'd be a good fit for their style of play," Vaughn said. "I'm a scorer and a slasher. That's what they like at the 2 guard position."

Asked what he likes about UK, Vaughn said: "I like their style of play, how they get up and down, and Coach Cal's track record in sending players to the league."

He also watched Louisville closely as the Cardinals rolled to this year's national championship.

"I like how they fly around and get after it on defense," Vaughn said. "... And coach (Rick) Pitino really lets his guards go."

He said he'll be watching the rosters of both programs, as well as others on his list, to find out where the best opportunity for immediately playing time at the 2 position may develop. That means a college decision isn't likely coming anytime soon. Vaughn says there is no timetable for a decision.


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