Rashad Vaughn is the Rivals.com #7 player in 2014, and today the Findlay Prep star made an impression on John Calipari as his defense held his opponent, Wesleyan Christian and North Carolina Tar Heels commit Theo Pinson to just five second-half points after he lit up Vaughn's team in the first half in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Here's what Jack Flagler of MassLive had to say:
But in the second half, as University of Kentucky coach John Calipari looked on from the stands, Vaughn took the responsibility as the primary defender on Pinson, and locked down the guard to hold Pinson to just five second-half points in Findlay Prep’s 73-43 win.
"(Rashad) came in and took the challenge of saying coach I want him. I want to guard him. He went out in the second half and really put the clamps down," Williams said.
A player who takes pride in his defense like that, especially in high school, is a rare and wonderful gem that I hope Coach Cal can convince to put on the Blue and White. I think a lot depends upon what the Harrison twins decide later on in the spring, unless Vaughn decides he's more comfortable at one of the other bluebloods recruiting him. I wouldn't rule out UNLV or Iowa St. either, because they have both shown the ability to land quality recruits.
Here are a few highlights from the game. Note that for one reason or another, the video introduces him as "Greg Vaughn," but it is really Rashad, as you'll hear the announcer say. Enjoy.