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March 5, 2007CINCINNATI, Ohio - University of Cincinnati freshman guard Deonta Vaughn was named to the 2006-07 BIG EAST Conference All-Rookie Team by the league's 16 head coaches. Vaughn was one of 11 players selected for the recognition.
A starter in 27 of the Bearcats' 30 games, Vaughn concluded the season as the second-highest scoring freshman in Cincinnati history. He finished his rookie campaign with a 14.5 points per game average. Only Dontonio Wingfield's 16.0 points per game average during the 1993-94 season ranks higher on the UC freshman scoring chart.
Vaughn is currently the second-leading scorer among BIG EAST freshmen this season, trailing only Eugene Harvey of Seton Hall who was also named to the All-Rookie Team.
Vaughn tallied a Cincinnati freshman scoring record of 33 points vs. Wofford on Nov. 21. He connected on nine 3-pointers, the second most by any Bearcat in history. The 33-point output is the third-highest scoring performance by any BIG EAST Conference player this season.
A product of Indianapolis, Vaughn paced Cincinnati in scoring average (14.5 points), playing time (33.0 minutes), and assists (3.5). He also shared the team lead in steals with 1.8 per contest.
UC (11-19, 2-14 BIG EAST) is set to hold its 2006-07 season banquet on Wednesday, April 4. For more information, contact the UCATS Office at 556-4884.
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