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 Chico Vaughn

Chico Vaughn

Birth
Portland, Washington County, Oregon, USA
Death 25 Oct 2013 (aged 73)
Park Ridge, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Mounds, Pulaski County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 119338783 · View Source
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Professional Basketball Player. For eight seasons (1962 to 1970), he played at the guard position in the National and American Basketball Associations with the St. Louis Hawks, Detroit Pistons and Pittsburgh (later Minnesota) Pipers. Born Charles Vaughn, he was raised in Illinois where he attended Tamms High School. Vaughn went onto set the state's record for points scored on the high school level of boy's basketball with a 3,358 tally. He continued his athletic excellence at Southern Illinois University under the guidance of Hall of Fame NBA player Harry Gallatin. Selected by St. Louis during the 4th round of the 1962 NBA Draft, he appeared in 491 regular season NBA and ABA games. He joined the newly-formed American Basketball Association in 1967 and experienced a world championship as a member of the 1967-1968 ABA Champion Pipers' squad. Individually, Vaughn yielded a career-high 1,469 points and earned All-Star status. After retiring from basketball, he worked for the Meridian School District. He died from cancer.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 26 Oct 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 119338783
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Chico Vaughn (19 Feb 1940–25 Oct 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 119338783, citing Spencer Heights Memorial Cemetery, Mounds, Pulaski County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .