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Rashad Vaughn to work out for Nets on Thursday

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Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Rashad Vaughn will NOT work out for the Nets, the team reports.

Mike Mazzeo has an update on who the Nets will be working out this week.  Rashad Vaughn, the UNLV shooting guard who's been hovering in the mid-20's of most mocks, will be on hand.



That would make Vaughn the highest rated prospect to work out for the Nets. By the time workouts are done on Thursday, the Nets will have had 54 college and international players in for a look-see.

DraftExpress has the 18-year-old a bit lower at No. 23 as does NBADraft.net. The Nets of course pick at No. 29 and Billy King has said they're going to try to move up.

As the DX video shows, Vaughn can score in bunches, averaging 18.3 ppg in 22 games before tearing his meniscus.

Standing 6-5, with a 6-7 wingspan, and a strong frame, Vaughn has solid, but not spectacular physical attributes for a NBA shooting guard. He's a smooth athlete, not overly explosive, but capable nonetheless of getting to different spots on the floor.

Vaughn's biggest appeal as a NBA prospect revolves around his tremendous scoring instincts from the perimeter, specifically his shot-making prowess. He averaged over 22 points per-40 minutes at the age of 18, which is something only 29 players in the last 15 years of college basketball can boast, all but eight of whom ended up being NBA players.

The only other late first round pick who's said he's going to workout is Joseph Young, the Oregon SG, but opinion is strongly divided on his draft stock, with some seeing him as late first round, others as late second..  No word on when he's coming in.

In other draft news, Antoine Mason, son of the late Anthony Mason, says he will work out for the Nets. He's a 6'2" shooting guard who put up gaudy numbers at Niagara before transferring to Auburn last year.