Welcome to a new Brew Hoop series!
Welcome to a new Brew Hoop series entitled Where Are They Now — pieces that will look back at obscure Bucks players and their time in Milwaukee, then do just as the name of the series suggests — see where they ended up following their duration as a member of the Bucks.
For the inaugural piece, we’ll take a look at Rashad Vaughn. Selected as the No. 17 pick out of UNLV, Milwaukee had hoped that Vaughn would serve as a sharpshooter to compliment Antetokounmpo and the Bucks. It’s always fun to see where these types of players were selected in the draft and see who was picked after them. In this draft, two Bucks that were huge in Milwaukee’s postseason run were actually selected following Vaughn. Bobby Portis was selected by the Bulls at No. 22 and Pat Connaughton was drafted No. 41 by Brooklyn, then traded to Portland. Some other notables: Montrezl Harrell (No. 32), Richaun Holmes (No. 37), and Norman Powell (No. 46).
Vaughn didn’t have too many highlights as his time as a Buck. His best moment came in late October of 2016, a game in which he scored a career-high 22 points against Brooklyn. That game would feature him splashing home six threes. However, his time wasn’t long in Milwaukee. He was then re-assigned to the G-League Westchester Knicks not even a month later. Flash forward to February of 2018 where Vaughn (along with a second-round pick) was dealt to the Nets for Tyler Zeller.
Vaughn’s duration as a Net would last just three days, as he was then traded to the Pelicans for Dante Cunningham, then waived two days later. He’d then sign two 10-day contracts with the Magic, only to be waived five days later. The string of waives would continue following an invite to Mavericks training camp in 2018. He then joined their G League affiliate, the Texas Legends. He was then traded to the Delaware Blue Coats, Philadelphia’s G League affiliate.
Leap ahead to the 2019 season, which is where Vaughn’s international career begins. He signed a one-year contract for Igokea of the Adriatic League. That’s a league that features teams from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia. During his duration there, Vaughn averaged 16.5 points per game.
The following year, Vaughn joined KK Buducnost, also a member of the Adriatic League. His duration with them wasn’t long, as he only played six games. From there, he signed with Prometey of the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague…and even won MVP of the Ukrainian finals!
Then, we get to the current landing spot for Vaughn — Dnipro, also a member of the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague. His addition to them is pretty recent, as he signed with them on August 12th.
And there you have it! You now know where Rashad Vaughn has landed. What was your favorite Rashad Vaughn memory? What were your thoughts when he was drafted? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!