February 19, 1940|
Hodges Park, Illinois
|Died||October 25, 2013(aged 73)|
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school||Tamms (Tamms, Illinois)|
|College||Southern Illinois (1959–1962)|
|NBA draft||1962 / Round: 4 / Pick: 26th overall|
|Selected by the St. Louis Hawks|
|1962–1965||St. Louis Hawks|
|1967–1970||Pittsburgh / Minnesota Pipers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA and ABA statistics|
|Points||5,822 (11.9 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,224 (2.5 rpg)|
|Assists||1,024 (2.1 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Vaughn is the highest scorer in Illinois high school boys basketball, tallying 3,358 points during his career at Tamms High School in Tamms, Illinois (1954–1958). He was born in nearby Hodges Park, Illinois, then moved with his family to Portland, Oregon before returning to Tamms at age 7.
Vaughn also is the all-time leading scorer for Southern Illinois, where he scored 2,088 points for the Salukis and had his uniform number (20) retired by the school. He had an unorthodox behind the head release that made his shot difficult to block.
After leaving college, Vaughn played five seasons (1962–67) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the St. Louis Hawks and Detroit Pistons. He joined the rival American Basketball Association in 1967 and played three seasons there as a member of the Pittsburgh/Minnesota Pipers. Vaughn was the fourth leading scorer (19.9 points per game) on the 1967–68 Pipers team which won the 1968 ABA Championship.
Vaughn returned to SIU to obtain his college diploma in 1988.
He died on October 26, 2013 of cancer at the age of 73.
- "SIU hoops legend 'Chico' Vaughn dies at 73". The Southern Illinoisian. October 26, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
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