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Runnin' Rebels Sign Two More

The Runnin' Rebels added two more to their 2014 recruiting class.

The Runnin' Rebels added two more to their 2014 recruiting class.

April 17, 2014

LAS VEGAS ( - The UNLV men's basketball program has received a signed national letter of intent from Rashad Vaughn and a signed financial aid agreement from Cody Doolin during the first week of the spring signing period, head coach Dave Rice announced Thursday. Both student-athletes will enroll at UNLV this summer.

Vaughn, a 6-foot-6-inch, 210-pound guard, will be a freshman this fall. Originally from Golden Valley, Minn., he is coming to UNLV from Findlay College Prep in Henderson, Nev. A five-star prospect, he is rated as the No. 7 overall player in the country by Rivals, and No. 19 overall and No. 4 at his position in the ESPN 100 rankings.

A McDonald's All-American, Vaughn averaged 19.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.2 steals per game for the Pilots, which reached the semifinals of the National High School Championship this year and recorded a 31-5 record. He shot 52 percent from the field, 43 percent from 3-point range and 77 percent from the free-throw line as a senior.

Vaughn scored 14 points and had five rebounds in the McDonald's All-American game in Chicago on April 3 and will play in the Jordan Brand Classic on Friday night in New York.

"Rashad is a great addition to our team," Rice said. "He is an explosive scorer and is terrific making plays for others. Rashad is a high-level competitor and has a tremendous work ethic. He is a fantastic teammate and leader, and is a multi-dimensional player."

Doolin, a 6-foot-2-inch, 170-pound point guard from Austin, Texas, is transferring to UNLV from San Francisco where he will graduate in May with a bachelor's degree in finance. He played three full seasons (2010-13) for the Dons before playing in just four games this past year.

A two-time All-West Coast Conference honorable mention selection, Doolin was also twice named to the league's all-academic team and earned Capital One Academic All-District VIII honors as a junior (2012-13). At USF, he started all 103 games he appeared in and scored over 1,000 points. He also dished out 451 assists (4.4 apg) and has a career assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.2.



In high school he was named Central Texas' Player of the Year after leading Westlake High to a district title. He was also twice named his district's MVP and graduated as the school's all-time scoring and assist leader.

"We are excited for Cody to join our team," Rice said. "He is a true point guard and natural leader. He is a very capable scorer but is at his best leading and making plays for others. He brings tremendous experience and a commitment to team."

Vaughn and Doolin join Dwayne Morgan and Goodluck Okonoboh to make up UNLV's 2014 recruiting class. Morgan, a five-star prospect that has been rated as high as No. 15 overall in the country, is a 6-foot-7-inch, 215-pound senior forward from Baltimore, Md., who attends St. Frances Academy. Okonoboh, also a five-star prospect, is a 6-foot-9-inch, 215-point center from Woburn, Mass., who is a senior at Wilbraham & Monson Academy and has been rated as high as the No. 4 center in his class in the ESPN 100 rankings and No. 21 overall.

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