McLaughlin looking at options

Jordan McLaughlin is one of the top players in the country for 2014. Read on to see where Arizona stands, if he will visit, and more.

A player from the 2014 class that has emerged on the radar of the Arizona coaching staff is Etiwanda (Calif.) prospect Jordan McLaughlin.

The 5-foot-11 point guard was one of many standouts at the Las Vegas Fab 48 who caught the eye of the Wildcats' coaching staff.

His performance ultimately led to an offer from UA, which excited McLaughlin.

"My coach, Cameron Murray, told me they offered," McLaughlin said. "It was pretty amazing. That's a good spot for a point guard to go, so I am going to look into it."

McLaughlin has been in touch with Sean Miller and the Arizona coaching staff.

"I've talked to them a few times over the phone when it is allowed," McLaughlin said. "They are trying to get me down an unofficial visit during the season so I can watch a game. So, I am looking into that."

As far as a specific day or time frame, McLaughlin isn't quite sure. He just knows he wants to make the trip during the basketball season.

"I think during basketball season I am going to go down there," McLaughlin said. "But I am not sure what day."

McLaughlin has seen his stock rise significantly in recent months. He has received attention and offers from numerous major programs, but does the junior point guard give that much thought?

"No, I really don't," McLaughlin said. "But my coaches tell me all the time, ‘You're moving me up'. I am just going to keep playing my game."

Along with the Wildcats, McLaughlin has received some form of contact from various programs all over the country.

"USC, UCLA, San Francisco," McLaughlin said. "Washington is showing interest, Gonzaga. I have talked to UConn and North Carolina sent me a few letters."

Even with the added attention, McLaughlin has a long way to go in his recruitment and is not favoring any school over another at this point in time.

"No, not right now," McLaughlin said. "I want to look at all of my options."


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