|No. 17, 10|
February 19, 1940|
|Died||October 25, 2013(aged 73)|
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|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|
|Pro playing career||1962–1970|
|1962–1965||St. Louis Hawks|
|1967–1970||Pittsburgh / Minnesota Pipers (ABA)|
|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 boy's basketball, tallying 3,358 points during his career at Tamms High School (1954–1958). Vaughn had an unorthodox behind the head release that made his shot difficult to block.
After attending Southern Illinois University, 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 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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