By ROBERT VENDETTOLI
UNLV’s 2014 basketball recruiting class officially jumped into the Top 10 rankings Thursday when the Runnin’ Rebels received the signed national letter of intent from standout Findlay Prep shooting guard Rashad Vaughn.
The 6-foot-5 Vaughn, a consensus five-star prospect rated the 19th best player overall by ESPN.com, joins fall signees Dwayne Morgan and Goodluck Okonoboh, both also nationally-ranked top 40 recruits.
Vaughn was arguably the nation’s top jump-shooting prospect for the Class of 2014. He also is a good ball-handler and passer.
“Rashad is a great addition to our team,” UNLV coach Dave Rice said. “He is an explosive scorer and is terrific making plays for others.”
UNLV’s class got another big boost with the addition of former San Francisco point guard Cody Doolin, who signed a financial aid agreement that will allow him to enroll in summer term classes.
The 6-foot-2 Doolin, a three-year starter for the Dons, averaged 7.7 points and 3.5 assists during his career before leaving the program four games into his senior season after reportedly being forced to fight with a teammate during a practice.
UNLV also is considered the frontrunner to land former Bishop Gorman star Ben Carter. The 6-foot-8 forward recently announced he was transferring from Oregon.
A big welcome to Cody Doolin to the UNLV family. A fierce competitor that loves the game & a great person from a tremendous family #UNLV
— Todd Simon (@CoachTsimon) April 18, 2014