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

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Recruiting: Down to the Wire with Turner and Vaughn

Two major prospects that Kentucky has been recruiting for the Class of 2014 are on the final stretch of their recruiting process.  Those players are five-star recruits Myles Turner and Rashad Vaughn.

Myles Turner is a 6’11” center from Bedford, Texas.  He is ranked by ESPN as the 2nd best player at his position and as the 2nd best player overall in the Class of 2014.  While Turner has a plethora of programs vying for his talents, he took an official visit to Oklahoma State this past weekend.  His only other visit has been to Ohio State and he has no other visits scheduled yet.

Arizona, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, and Texas all remain as contenders for Turner as well.  Since Turner’s season probably won’t end until late spring, he most likely won’t be able to finish his visits and make a decision until then.

Kentucky’s chances of landing Rashad Vaughn appear much more bleak.  Vaughn is a 6’6″ shooting guard from Golden Valley, Minnesota.  He is ranked by ESPN as the 4th best player at his position and as the 18th best player overall in the Class of 2014.

Yesterday, Vaughn announced that he will make his college decision this upcoming weekend.  Seeing as how Vaughn has never visited Kentucky, it seems highly unlikely that he will choose to go there.  Vaughn recently trimmed his college options down to Iowa State, Kentucky, North Carolina, and UNLV.  He has taken an unofficial visit to North Carolina and official visits to Iowa State and UNLV.



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