With the expansive talent and superior athleticism of Vaughn, Devin Booker should be considered the secondary option. But that doesn't mean Booker can't help the Tar Heels to a title.
Nor does it mean he is lacking game.
Devin Booker is widely recognized as the purest shooter in his class. With his hair-trigger release and effortless stroke, he'll be singeing nylon for years to come in the collegiate ranks.
The 2014-15 Tar Heels will be loaded with passers and scorers, which should free up Booker for plenty of open treys.
Booker is working to expand his game off the bounce, and it's beginning to show this summer. He has added a pull-up jumper to his mid-range game, which is forcing defenders to back off of him a bit.
He's improving his defense, too.
Booker will probably never be an elite defender with his lack of lateral speed and agility, but he plays smart enough to make opposing offenses pay for any miscues.
Those miscues lead to the transition game, where Booker also excels. He isn't a coast-to-coast kind of guy at the next level, but he can pass or finish at the rim with the best of them.
Whether it's an outlet, no-look or a craft pass between defenders, Booker can help maximize Carolina's transition game with timely dimes.
Booker's game may not have the flashiness of Vaughn's, but his basketball IQ and marksmanship will be more than adequate to fill in the hole McDonald and Hairston (potentially) will leave behind.
The Tar Heels don't necessarily need a go-to scorer in this situation.
Roy Williams could snag both of these prospects, which would be ideal. But chances of that happening are very slim. The roster is filling up quickly, and it's tough to say if either of these top recruits will be willing to ride pine.
But no matter which way it goes, the Tar Heels will be set up for title contention with either of these outstanding young players.