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UNLV's Rashad Vaughn stands out among McDonald's All-Americans

The UNLV-bound shooting guard may not have a whole lot to prove Wednesday night in the McDonald's All-American game. But if Monday's practice is any indication, his presence will surely be felt in the United Center.


Although Monday was technically the second practice in preparation for the All-American game, it was the first day the media was allowed in attendance to report on the event and observe the future college athletes from both the East and West squads.

It may be hard to notice everything that individual players do, given that they all practice side-by-side on the court, but perhaps the most notable standout on Monday was UNLV's own Rashad Vaughn. The 6-foot-5 guard from Findlay Prep led a particularly strong group of wings and definitely had the most steady performance of the day.

Rashad Vaughn didn't seem to have much trouble shooting out from NBA three-point range. He defended at a high level throughout and appeared to be the best wing at creating off the dribble.

Vaughn is currently the No. 7 player in the class of 2014 and is expected to make an immediate impact on the Runnin' Rebels who are also welcoming incoming freshmen Goodluck Okonoboh and Dwayne Morgan.

Vaughn did miss significant time during the season with a knee injury and struggled to match the same intensity he showed early on before getting shut down for half of December and January to heal. As for right now, he appears 100 percent healthy and along with future Arizona Wildcat Stanley Johnson, was one of several wings who stood out at Monday's practice.

You can catch the McDonald's All-American game tonight at 9:30 PM ET. on ESPN.