BTBP Mock NBA Draft: Editor’s Edition

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Jan 24, 2015; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UNLV Runnin’ Rebels guard Rashad Vaughn (1) celebrates after the Rebels defeated Utah in overtime 79-77 at Thomas & Mack Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

20. . SG. UNLV. Rashad Vaughn. 27. player

What The Experts Say:

"Vaughn is not only a good run and jump athlete in space, but also extremely fluid in the way that he moves both in the half court and in transition. – Sam Vecenie, CBS Sports"

What The Player Says:

"I think what separates me from other shooters is my ability to make plays for my teammates. I think of myself as more of a combo-guard, with the ability to create shots for me and others. – Rashad Vaughn"

What BTBP Says:

Vaughn is a talented combo guard prospect who will likely have to be reined in by whichever team he falls to in the NBA, due to the type of freedom he was given to run the team at UNLV.

Vaughn has good shooting range though, and won’t see enough of the ball to fire away ill-advised shots in the same manner in which he did in college.

Vaughn didn’t pass a whole lot in college either, so it remains to be seen if he has the ability to be a backcourt playmaker too.

On the positive side of things, Vaughn has good defensive instincts, which paired with his scoring touch, under the tutelage of Kobe Bryant would sound like an interesting proposition for LA.

Trevor Lane of SB Nation’s Silver Screen and Roll thinks that if the Lakers still have Vaughn available to them when it’s their turn to pick, then he’ll be worth the risk.

"While there are some similarities between him and Nick Young, Vaughn has the potential to be a better defender and plays with an intensity that Swaggy P doesn’t possess. While it is a tough call, with a pick so late in the first round the Lakers can afford to gamble a bit, and as such Rashad Vaughn is the guy I would go with."

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