David Vaughn III

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David Vaughn
No. 42, 34
Power forward
Personal information
Born (1973-03-23) March 23, 1973 (age 41)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school Whites Creek
(Whites Creek, Tennessee)
College Memphis (1991–1995)
NBA draft 1995 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
Selected by the Orlando Magic
Pro career 1995–2003
Career history
19951997 Orlando Magic
1997–1998 Golden State Warriors
1998 Chicago Bulls
1998 New Jersey Nets
1998–1999 Near East (Greece)
1999 New Jersey Nets
1999–2000 Cantabria Lobos (Spain)
2000–2001 Near East (Greece)
2001 Viola Reggio Calabria (Italy)
2002–2003 G.S. Olympia Larissa (Greece)
Career NBA statistics
Points 341 (2.9 ppg)
Rebounds 361 (3.1 rpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

David Vaughn III (born March 23, 1973) is a retired American professional basketball player.

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Vaughn attended Whites Creek High School in Tennessee, and was a USA Today All-USA First-Team selection.[1] He was later drafted out of Memphis State University by the Orlando Magic in the 1st round (25th overall) of the 1995 NBA Draft. A 6'9" forward, Vaughn played 4 seasons in the NBA from 1995–1999. He played for the Magic, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls and New Jersey Nets.

In his NBA career, Vaughn played in 118 games and scored a total of 341 points.

After leaving the NBA, he played in Europe, then returned to Orlando. Having saved little money from his NBA playing days, he worked a number of blue-collar jobs, and for a time in 2008 was living out of his car. In 2009, his friends held a fundraiser for him. "I bought houses that were too big and too many luxurious cars. I wish I'd have lived more simply because I'd be better off. [...] I appreciate people stepping forward. It'll help me put some of my life back together," he said in an interview.[2]

As of September 2009, Vaughn was collecting unemployment benefits, supporting his wife and their two children in southwest Orlando, Florida.[3]

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