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Saturday, March 13, 2010
San Francisco's Vaughn to transfer

By Diamond Leung

San Francisco was already losing leading scorer Dior Lowhorn to graduation, and yesterday it was announced that its young, second-leading scorer will transfer.

Kwame Vaughn, a sophomore guard who averaged 12.6 points and was also second on the team in assists and steals, has been granted his release and will no longer be a part of Rex Walters' rebuilding project at USF.

"He hasn't been happy," Walters said by phone, adding the transfer did not come as a surprise. "I coach a certain way, and that might have had something to do with it. He's a good kid. I am demanding.

"There's no hard feelings on my part. He wanted to do it."

Walters, coming off a 12-18 season, said he still thinks the program is on the right track. The Dons were a .500 team in league play and the No. 4 seed in the West Coast Conference tournament before being bounced in the opening round.

USF will have another young team next year in Walters' third season, returning only one senior.