McDonald's: Rashad Vaughn

CHICAGO - Rashad Vaughn has been one of the best players in practice at the McDonald's All-American Game, which is good news for the UNLV Rebels next season.

One of the players who has helped his national stock the most this week at McDonald's All-American Game practices has been Rashad Vaughn.

The 6-foot-5, 190-pound shooting guard from Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep struggled with injuries this season, but the 2014 prospect is back to close to full strength and it's made a big difference in his game.

"I haven't felt like this in a long time," said Vaughn. "It's a blessing to be back healthy. I'm not 100% still but I'm doing physical therapy to get back.

"Practice went really well and I've just been out here competing and having fun."

Vaughn is one of the best shooters in the 2014 class but he wants to be a versatile talent at UNLV next season.

"I want to continue being more consistent on my jumper, working on playing the one, ball handling and all the little things," Vaughn said.

Being in the Las Vegas area this past season for high school, Vaughn was able to see plenty of his future team in action.

"They had a good team they just didn't connect together," said Vaughn. "I just feel like with the pieces we have coming in, we fit in well and could do something special."

The five-star prospect likes how he fits into the UNLV system and is looking forward to having whatever role is needed from him next season.

"(Dave Rice) lets his guards get up and down and he likes to run," said Vaughn. "I feel like with my style of play and my game, I'll flourish in that offense.

"I just want to come in and win. Whatever I have to do to do that, I'll do it."


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