Iowa State basketball recruiting: Rashad Vaughn pushes back announcement


Five-star basketball recruit Rashad Vaughn has pushed back his college decision until Tuesday.

Jul 18, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Team USA Midwest player Rashad Vaughn (9) dribbles the ball against Team Brasil during the Nike Global Challenge at Trinity University in Washington, DC. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The shooting guard from Findlay Prep was originally going to make his decision over the weekend, but instead has moved it back according to various reports, including CBS Sports.

"Vaughn originally tweeted that he was planning to decide on Saturday night, but that is no longer the case."

The five school finalists: Iowa State, UNLV, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Kansas, are all on the table for Vaughn. But the favorites have consistently been reported to be the Runnin’ Rebels and the Cyclones.

Last time Iowa State was close to picking up a big, nationally-known recruit was Ames, Iowa, native Harrison Barnes, who decided to play with the Tar Heels instead.

That was before the Fred Hoiberg era. This is the biggest recruit that the Cyclone men’s basketball team has been targeting under Hoiberg, and it could be a great fit for both.

Scouts believe Vaughn is one of the best scorers in the country, drilling shots from anywhere on the court and has enough power to get inside. With an offensive presence like that, he would work perfect under Hoiberg who always wants any player to be a dangerous threat from 3-point range.