Prior to heading out to Los Angeles for the Pangos All-American Camp, 2014 New Hope (Minn.) Robbinsdale Cooper shooting guard Rashad Vaughn wasn't considering UCLA heavily. After visiting campus on Sunday after the camp, his AAU coach Pete Kaffey said that UCLA definitely made up some ground.
"Honestly, UCLA did a lot of good for itself on Sunday," Kaffey said. "It's just such a beautiful campus, you know? I can't imagine why more five-star, can't-miss guys don't go there. It's just an amazing campus, and it was a real eye-opener for Rashad."
That said, Kaffey said that a decision is still a long way off, and it's difficult to say at this point how interested Vaughn will eventually be in UCLA.
"This was just the first little thing," Kaffey said. "We were on campus for 30 or 45 minutes, and got to check out the Hall of Fame and the gym. The gym was really amazing—again, I don't get how this school doesn't get the top guys every year.
"It's a great campus, but Rashad and his family are going to have to look at the style of play, how the coaches would use him, how they'll help prepare him to reach his own individual goals, and various other factors before (he'd think more seriously about going on an official visit)."
Kaffey said that UCLA has offered Vaughn, who is one of the most coveted shooting guards in the country. Kaffey said that he expects the UCLA coaching staff to keep in touch with Vaughn over the next couple of months as Vaughn begins to think more and more about recruiting. For now, Kaffey said that Vaughn is going to spend the next few months focusing primarily on improving his game and working with his AAU team as it heads into the summer.
Vaughn is currently being recruited by many of the blue blood programs throughout the country, including Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Louisville, in addition to Baylor, Minnesota, and Iowa State. According to Kaffey, there are no set plans for further visits over the next month, but he expects Vaughn to take more during the summer.
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