David Vaughn III

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David Vaughn
Personal information
Born (1973-03-23) March 23, 1973 (age 45)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High schoolWhites Creek
(Whites Creek, Tennessee)
CollegeMemphis (1991–1995)
NBA draft1995 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
Selected by the Orlando Magic
Playing career1995–2003
PositionPower forward
Number42, 34
Career history
19951997Orlando Magic
1997–1998Golden State Warriors
1998Chicago Bulls
19981999New Jersey Nets
1998–1999Near East
1999New Jersey Nets
1999–2000Cantabria Lobos
2000–2001Near East
2001Viola Reggio Calabria
2002–2003G.S. Olympia Larissa
Career NBA statistics
Points341 (2.9 ppg)
Rebounds361 (3.1 rpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

David Vaughn III (born March 23, 1973) is an American retired professional basketball player, married to Brandie B Vaughn in which they have 3 children together.

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Vaughn attended Whites Creek High School in Tennessee, and was a USA Today All-USA First-Team selection.[1] He was later drafted out of Memphis State University by the Orlando Magic in the 1st round (25th overall) of the 1995 NBA Draft. A 6'9" forward, Vaughn played 4 seasons in the NBA from 1995–1999. He played for the Magic, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls and New Jersey Nets.

In his NBA career, Vaughn played in 118 games and scored a total of 341 points.

After leaving the NBA, he played in Europe, then returned to Orlando. Having saved little money from his NBA playing days, he worked a number of blue-collar jobs, and for a time in 2008 was living out of his car. In 2009, his friends held a fundraiser for him. "I bought houses that were too big and too many luxurious cars. I wish I'd have lived more simply because I'd be better off. [...] I appreciate people stepping forward. It'll help me put some of my life back together," he said in an interview.[2]

As of September 2009, Vaughn is supporting his wife and their two children in southwest Orlando, Florida.[3]

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