Skyline’s Vaughn now headed to USF

Skyline High’s Kwame Vaughn confirmed this afternoon that he was released from his scholarship to Loyola Marymount and will now play basketball for the University of San Francisco.

He had signed with LMU under previous coach Rodney Tention, but Tention resigned after the season and was replaced by former UNLV coach Bill Bayno. Vaughn didn’t fit as well in Bayno’s program, which Skyline coach Terrance Ransom described as wanting “more experienced, more impact players.” Ransom believes Vaughn needed a place that has a coach “that’s going to be a little more patient.”

Vaughn said he like the atmosphere around the program at USF.

“I feel the coaching staff is much more serious and much more interested in me,” Vaughn said. “They’re definitely trying to change the program around to be a winning program.”

Read more in tomorrow’s Oakland Tribune.

Jimmy Durkin

Jimmy Durkin is a sports writer for the Bay Area News Group.