In a completely unsurprising move, GM John Hammond announced today that the Bucks have signed their first-round pick Rashad Vaughn. Vaughn was the 17th overall selection in June's NBA Draft out of UNLV. Vaughn came out after his freshman year and turns just 19 next month.
Here are some statistical particulars via the Bucks press release:
Vaughn, a 6-foot-6-inch guard out of UNLV, was named the Mountain West Conference's Freshman of the Year, Honorable Mention All-League and Second Team NABC All-District 17 in 2014-15 after averaging a team-high 17.8 points, along with 4.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. He started all 23 games in which he played for the Rebels before suffering a season-ending knee injury, and at the time of the injury, his scoring average ranked second in the MWC and third in the nation among freshmen.
Vaughn scored in double figures in 21 of his 23 games, including in each of his last 19 contests. He registered 20 or more points nine times and 30 or more two times. He scored a season-high 31 points vs. Utah State on Jan. 24, 2015, which tied the league's freshman class single-game record for most points scored against a conference opponent.
In five NBA Summer League games to date, Vaughn is averaging 16.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.
The details of the contract were not disclosed, but we can be virtually certain that it's for the maximum 120% of his rookie scale amount -- two guaranteed years starting at around $1.7 million next season, followed by two team option years for another $4.8 million combined. You may recall those were the figures Frank projected in his salary cap outlook last week, and you can see a more updated cap table* including the exact figures for Khris Middleton below:
(*does not include the rumored John Henson extension, obviously).