Vaughns commits to UNT

Vertrail Vaughns, a 6-2 guard who spent the first four years of his career at George Mason, confirmed this afternoon that he has committed to UNT and will transfer to the school and play his final season with the Mean Green this year.

Vaughns averaged 5.0 points a game this past season for George Mason. He averaged 8.8 points a game as a sophomore. Here’s his bio from George Mason.

“My gut feeling led me there,” Vaughns said. “I liked it there and it gives me a chance to be close to my family. I feel like it will be a nice environment.”

Vaughns was an all-state guard at Mesquite and was ranked among the top prospects in the state.

UNT sold Vaughns on the idea of playing both the point guard spot and on the wing next season, an approach that will allow him to develop his ball-handling skills.

UNT is entering its second season under Tony Benford and has several of its key players returning, including leading scorer Jordan Williams and fellow guard Chris Jones.

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