Louisville hot after Minnesota star Vaughn

Rashad Vaughn

One of the top targets left on the board in the Class of 2014 for the University of Louisville basketball team is Rashad Vaughn. U of L coach Rick Pitino is watching Vaughn on Saturday in Hampton, Va., and Cardinal Authority has an update.

Minnesota standout Rashad Vaughn is considered one of the top 15 prospects in the Class of 2014 and is a top target for the University of Louisville.

The 6-foot-5, 180-pound shooting guard is playing for the Wisconsin Playground Warriors this weekend at the Nike EYBL event in Hampton, Va., and U of L coach Rick Pitino is there watching, along with assistant Kevin Keatts.

Vaughn said he keeps in constant contact with U of L, noting he spoke with Pitino last week after his team returned from the EYBL event in Los Angeles.

The school's he mentions the most in his recruitment are North Carolina, Baylor, Louisville, Kentucky, Kansas and Minnesota, where Pitino's son, Richard, is now the head coach and has the Gophers in the mix.

Vaughn said he has in-home visits set up with Minnesota, Baylor, North Carolina and Kansas at this point.

On U of L, Vaughn said he watched the Cardinals run to the NCAA title and noted the championship game win over Michigan was "cool."

"That was a good game," he said. "I was happy for them.

"I like how they play, they get after it on defense and they get up and down, too, so I like that a lot. … They get after it on defense and offense, they get up and down, and Coach Pitino really lets his guards go."

Vaughn said he's talked with Pitino several times recently and noted the Hall of Fame coach has told him he'd be a good fit with the Cardinals.

"I'm a scorer and I can get up and down and I play defense and stuff like that," Vaughn said is what Pitino relayed to him.

Vaughn didn't answer questions on Friday night in Hampton on where he would be playing his senior season of high school ball. There has been speculation that he would leave New Hope, Minn., Cooper High for a prep school.

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