FAIRFAX, Va. - Redshirt junior guard Vertrail Vaughns will graduate from George Mason University in June and complete his final year of eligibility elsewhere, head men’s basketball coach Paul Hewitt announced Tuesday. Vaughns will pursue a graduate degree and will be eligible to play immediately at another school next fall.
“Vertrail and I had a very good discussion and he has decided to seek a different opportunity,“ said Hewitt. “He will leave Mason with his degree and pursue a graduate degree elsewhere. Vertrail has been a valued member of our program and we wish him the best in the future.”
The Mesquite, Texas native played 107 games for the Patriots in his four-year career, including a medical redshirt his first season after suffering a wrist injury. He started every game during the 2011-12 season and appeared in all but two contests this season, scoring five points per game while adding 38 rebounds, 19 steals and and 13 assists.
Vaughns ends his career as one of the most prolific 3-point shooters in George Mason history. He connected on 38.5 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc and sank 99 treys. Those figures rank eighth and 13th in school history, respectively.
He will graduate with his bachelor’s degree in integrated studies with a concentration in Information and Society. Vaughns is a two-time Dean’s List honoree and twice earned the Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner’s Award.