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Kentucky eliminated from Rashad Vaughn’s list

Five-star shooting guard Rashad Vaughn trimmed his list of schools on Tuesday and Kentucky didn’t advance to the next round. He is down to Arizona, Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Minnesota, North Carolina and UNLV.

Vaughn, the No. 13 player in’s 2014 rankings, did not meet with John Calipari in Las Vegas when the UK coach was in town to see Kelly Oubre and Stephen Zimmerman, so to see him drop the Cats from his list isn’t a huge surprise. Coach Cal has his eyes on two other guards in the class, Devin Booker and James Blackmon. UK will be fine.

It was nice knowing ya, Rashad.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

24 Comments for Kentucky eliminated from Rashad Vaughn’s list

  1. SeaCat
    1:06 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    Booker and Blackmon are only 4 star players,
    Vaughn is 5.
    Why is this Ok? Does Cal really think these guys are
    better than Vaughn?

  2. Seven Ate Nine
    1:08 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    #1 Ever thought Cal might be looking for more than talent in these kids? Maybe he didn’t like Vaughn’s attitude

    1:09 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    Let Cal make the decisions. he is way more skilled at recruiting than we are as fans. # INCALWETRUST

  4. Shocklee
    1:10 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    He looks like a kid that would go to Kansas.

  5. Carl Rogers
    1:16 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    #1 you need to repent of your sinful response to this article. In Cal we trust and he knows best. Shame on you for being a know it all band wagon fan. Cal knows how to best fill his roster and who best fits in his system. For your sake, please repent of your sins.

  6. Al/in/Indy
    1:22 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    If Cal didn’t want him then we don’t need him. There could be a lot of baggage with him for all we know.

  7. kentucky effect
    1:25 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    @2…..Attitude????? If he would recruit Cousins and Bledsoe he would have recruited this kid…Attitude had nothing to do with it.

  8. Carl Rogers
    1:27 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    Al/in/Indy: I truly believe that Jesus told Cal that this guy was not a good fit for UK. This kid is probably not a godly young man and we don’t need those players representing the Lord’s team.

  9. poppycat
    1:30 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    Or maybe he knows that AaH or JY will be back.

  10. KyTom
    1:31 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink


  11. Whatsisname
    1:36 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    Hey, kid. Good luck wherever it is that you decide!

    It seems to me that there have been a few recruits of late that have started trimming UK off their list. I am not alarmed. Obviously, they have figured out that UK would be too hard for them or that they wouldn’t be “the star”. So we lost one today. So what! Recruiting isn’t the only thing that Cal is good at. So, let the coach do what he wants and stop arm-chair quarterbacking Cal!

  12. Austin
    1:46 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    Cal has made it pretty obvious over the years that not only does he know best, but he does what is best for his players which also includes making them happy while playing basketball. One of those factors being playing with who they want to play with, i.e. Ulis with Booker or Lyles with Blackmon. This wasnt Cal thinking he wasnt talented enough or didnt fit or he wouldnt have offered him in the first place. Recruiting is a game of chess, and not recruiting Vaughn (and Alexander for that matter) any more is one of his moves to end up with the best possible team he can put on the floor. If he has to pass on one 5 star player to land another that also comes with a pretty highly touted 4 star, that is what he will do. Unfortunately these two (Alexander & Vaughn) were not including themselves with other players from the start so Cal made other moves to ensure landing multiple. And it looks as if that is exactly what will happen. I see us ending up with Towns, Ulis WITH Booker, Lyles WITH Blackmon, and also Johnson WITH Oubre… another insanely talented and highly touted class. Quit freaking people, has Cal ever let us down? Geez.

  13. Albert Einstein
    1:46 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    When you’re afraid to play basketball with the big boys you go to the big XII.

  14. just saying
    2:34 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    I may be wrong, and I hope I am, but the Cal is recruiting this offseason is a bit concerning for me. He really is not after ANY one and done players. Ulis, Booker, Blackman are 4stars, and giys like Lyle are not projected to be pro-ready (could always change).

    I am worried Cal knows this season, boom or bust, may be his last. He said he would like to coach here for 6 years, and could not see himself her for longer than that. If this team wins #9, he goes out a champ, if they do not he also knows he will likely never have a team this talented again, and once again have the nation’s most talented team to NOT win it (2010).

    I looks to me he is stacking the cubboard with 4year type guys so that he isnt leaving the program empty when this years ENTIRE roster is gone (7 go pro, 2 graduate).

  15. Rick Barnes
    2:37 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    You forgot to mention that I have also taken myself out of consideration as Rashad Vaughn’s college coach.

  16. Facts
    2:39 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    So Cal can recruit eternal headcase Demarcus Cousins and homeless-stomper Terrance Jones but lays off Rashad Vaughn because of attitude…? That is pure delusion, folks.

    It really is hilarious to see BBN react to every kid that doesn’t come to UK as “Cal laid off him”, “attitude problems”, “wasn’t fit for UK”, or the best of all “he just wasn’t good enough” — even though he was a 5-star player. Yet somehow 5’8″ 145lb Tyler Ulis and 4-star babyface Devon Booker are world beaters. This is why KSR is so funny, the delusional BBN comment section.

  17. Costa Rica
    2:45 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    His handler (Pete Kaffey) didn’t think UK was right for him. The remaining schools want him, but they don’t want him.

  18. Hey Facts
    2:48 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    When you have succeeded to the point that coach Cal has reached then you may say whatever you like. Until then, your blowhard attitude is not wanted around these parts. If you really want delusional fans then I suggest you visit irrelevant places like uvel or eyeU sites. There fans are delusional to the point that they think they matter in the large scheme of college athletics.

  19. O T I S + SeaCat = Ace & Gary
    3:06 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink


    Calling one fanbase delusional while thinking your fanbase doesn’t have people doing the same thing, is in itself delusional.

  20. Carl Rogers is gay
    3:28 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    Take your jesus talk and repenting BS and stick it!

  21. Jeff
    3:29 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    Arizona will land Vaughn, Stanley J, and Winslow. Look out!

  22. kadizkat
    3:33 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    Facts, I thought we bought all the players we wanted? He must have had too high a price. No one knows what happened with this guy or Alexander. It is all speculation by the fans as opposed to being delusional. I think delusional is when a 5* decommits and the fan base says they didn’t want him (‘lil bother, for example),.

  23. The Loco Pollo
    4:39 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    I know nothing about Vaughn and his attitude, but the Cal haters are just gonna hate. Here are a few guys that Cal absolutely told to look elsewhere because their attitudes wouldn’t fit in with what he demanded – Josh Selby, Quincy Miller, Chris Walker, Ricky Ledo. I’d say he’s done fairly well judging that. There are a few others as well, but because programs can’t talk about recruits, most never know.

    Cousins is a headcase in the media and opposing fanbases minds only. He was not a headcase for Cal, had zero issues at UK and was a team player. He also had a deeper relationship with Cal for years so they knew and trusted each other. He continues to be a great representative of UK in the UK community and has said how much he loves Lexington & KY. He’s had some issues in the NBA but nothing as major as people try to make it out to be.

  24. Carl Rogers
    7:05 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    Lord is ask you to forgive “Carl Rogers is Gay” for he knows not what he does or what he says. No man can blaspheme your name, your holiness reigns supreme form ocean to ocean Oh Lord we praise thee today and forever.