Vaughn Eying In-Season UNC Visit

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Despite postponing his official visit, Rashad Vaughn said he is still seriously considering North Carolina.

Competing at the 2013 USA Basketball Mini-Camp on Saturday, Vaughn said the decision to nix his scheduled September visit to UNC came from his parents.

"I just moved to Las Vegas and started at Findley Prep," said Vaughn, a shooting guard who hails from Minnesota. "They want me to settle in and just focus on school for now. When the season rolls around, I'll probably do it (take the official visit)."

UNC head coach Roy Williams and assistant Hubert Davis traveled to separate in-home visits with both Vaughn and his parents. Vaughn felt the meetings were productive.

"They were just talking about general stuff and I think it went well," he said. "(My parents) really liked what he was talking about as far as me fitting at UNC. Then they flew out to Vegas to see me. We were talking about everything really. We were just catching up and stuff like that."

Basketball, however, did come up in Vaughn's conversations with the UNC staff. With Justin Jackson, Joel Berry and Theo Pinson already committed in the class of 2014, Williams wants an elite scorer at the shooting guard position.

"He kept telling me he wants a scorer," Vaughn explained. "He wants someone who can really shoot the ball. P.J. Hairston is probably going to the NBA after this year, so he talked about that a lot during the visit. He said the shooting guard spot is wide open."

At the USA camp's opening session, Vaughn played well, particularly during individual drills. His shot of choice is a pull-up three pointer, and with nearly unlimited range, defenders had a tough time stopping him.

"It's always fun going against the best players in the country," he said. "Trying out for the USA team is an honor. It's fun, I love this. Everyone here is competitive and everybody is good, so you can't take plays off."

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