Thursday, April 17, 2014 | 5:20 p.m.
The Rebels’ incoming recruiting class officially doubled in size today. UNLV received all the required paperwork from freshman Rashad Vaughn and transfer Cody Doolin, who will join fall signees Dwayne Morgan and Goodluck Okonoboh as incoming Rebels.
UNLV received Vaughn’s signed national letter of intent a day after the Findlay Prep product tweeted about signing with the Rebels. Vaughn is currently in New York for the Jordan Brand Classic and his paperwork had to be sent to Minnesota for his parents to sign and then forwarded to UNLV.
“Rashad is a great addition to our team,” Rice said in a statement. “He is an explosive scorer and is terrific making plays for others.”
Doolin, who's on track to graduate with a finance degree in May, signed a financial aid agreement Wednesday that will allow him to enroll in classes this summer along with the incoming freshmen. Doolin, a 6-foot-2 point guard, started for three straight seasons and then left San Francisco four games into his senior year following an alleged incident at practice.
Doolin isn’t guaranteed to be eligible to play for UNLV this season but the program is working on making that happen. The two-time All-West Coast Conference honorable mention pick has one year of eligibility remaining.
“He is a true point guard and natural leader,” Rice said. “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.”
The Rebels still have at least one scholarship remaining, which is expected to go to Oregon transfer Ben Carter, who played at Bishop Gorman High. UNLV is still waiting on an NBA decision from junior forward Khem Birch.