entered the summer with two big decisions to make: Where he is going to play basketball his senior year in high school and where he is going to play college hoops?
Vaughn can cross one decision off the list after announcing Wednesday he will attend Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.)
in his final high school season.
Vaughn -- who is the No. 13-rated player and
second-best shooting guard in the Class of 2014 by 247sports.com
– said he was going to transfer out of Robbinsdale Cooper (New Hope, Minn.)
in June and was looking to play at either basketball powers Findlay Prep, Huntington Prep (W.Va.), La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.) and Prime Prep Academy (Texas).
"I thought we really connected, Rashad and our program and our staff here," Findlay Prep assistant coach Andy Johnson said. "It's a great fit and we're both on the same page and have the same goals. We're just really, really excited he decided to join our program."
Vaughn wanted to transfer to a school where he could take on some of the nation's best players and improve his game. Johnson said Vaughn likes what the Findlay Prep program has to offer.
"Given our past success of being able to help develop players and help them achieve their goals and recently with Anthony Bennett going first in the draft and other pros we have, I think (Rashad) saw all that," Johnson said.
Since Findlay Prep's inception in 2006, the school has produced some great basketball players, including NBA Draft lottery picks Bennett (No. 1 overall in 2013) and Tristan Thompson (No. 4 overall in 2011).
Johnson believes Vaughn's transition to Findlay Prep will be smooth since he's been a regular on the AAU circuit and has attended some big-name camps throughout the country and faced some fellow great players.
"We're hoping Rashad can just work hard and be the best player he can be here," Johnson said.