UNLV is waiting on two of its stars, Rashad Vaughn and Chris Wood, to decide if the 2015 NBA Draft is their future. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Vaughn is planning to leave UNLV.
The freshman shooting guard tore his meniscus in his left knee on February 10th against Fresno State. That injury caused Vaughn to miss the final seven games of the regular season and two more in the Mountain West Tournament.
Vaughn led the Rebels with 17.8 points per game on 44 percent shooting and 38 percent shooting from three. Vaughn also grabbed 4.8 rebounds per game and had the seventh best defensive rebounding percentage among non-post players in Mountain West play.
Vaughn was considered a first-round pick before his knee injury. Now Draft Express has Vaughn at 48; there are 60 picks in the two-round NBA Draft.
Between Vaughn and Wood, Vaughn was considered more likely to return to UNLV next season. With his potential departure, Pat McCaw may become the Rebels top scoring option. Plus the possibility of Dwayne Morgan starting on a wing would become more likely.
Vaughn has taken twitter to refute the claim.
False information. Haven't decided yet.— Rashad Vaughn (@ShowtimeMr1) March 27, 2015