UNLV freshman Rashad Vaughn released a YouTube video on Wednesday announcing his intentions to declare for the 2015 NBA Draft:
Vaughn was enjoying a productive freshman season in Vegas before suffering a torn meniscus in February that needed surgery and forced him to miss the remainder of the season. Before getting hurt, he averaged 17.8 points and 4.8 rebounds while shooting 43.9 percent overall and 38.3 percent from three on over six long-range attempts per game. Although he shot well from deep, his free throw percentage of 69.4 percent was a bit disappointing.
Standing at 6’5 and 200 pounds, Vaughn has an NBA-ready body, although his 6’6 wingspan is lacking considering his height. While his jumper is a bit inconsistent, that strong three-point percentage on high volume is a plus, and he’s also good at getting to the basket.
However, Vaughn likely won’t be a first-round pick. He’s at No. 47 in DraftExpress’ 2015 mock draft and is considered the ninth-best shooting guard in this potential draft class, according to ESPN’s Chad Ford.