LeBron: Day Three Notebook

Jordan McLaughlin updates his recruitment, Angel Delgado perfectly describes his game, Dominic MaGee names a leader and Robert Johnson tells us who is recruiting him the hardest.

McLaughlin takes local visit

One thing clear about the recruiting process for 2014 Etiwanda (Calif.) point guard Jordan McLaughlin is that he's going to move about it at his own pace, revealing very little to media and coaches along the way.

Getting McLaughlin on campus hasn't been an easy task for the schools recruiting him, but last week USC was able to successfully complete the task.

"It was real good," McLaughin said of the visit. "A lot of things have changed since I first went there. There's a new coaching staff now and new, nice facilities. It's still a good school. The coaching staff seems really good and they're trying to do new things, which is an eye popper."

While McLaughlin was able to make it to USC's campus, he didn't get to Westwood, something originally on his itinerary.

"I was tying to get there the same day as USC but wasn't able to make it work," he said. "I'll probably go over there sometime soon though."

Quietly, San Diego State has remained a serious contender to land McLaughlin, and while he hasn't been on campus lately, he's stayed in close contact with that coaching staff.

"They're trying to get me up there," he said. "I've been talking to assistant coaches (Brian) Dutcher and (Justin) Hutson and coach (Steve) Fisher calls me every now and then as well."

As West Coast point guards have popped off the board, some of which landing at schools recruiting McLaughlin, the Top 25 prospect has remained steadfast in his desire to go through his recruitment at his own pace.

"I'm not worried about others; I'm just trying to make the right decision for me," he said, adding that it's possible that a decision still may not come for quite some time.

"I could wait until the end of my senior season," he said.

Delgado thankful for opportunity

Good luck finding anyone in the 2014 class who competes with the same relentless mentality of Troy (N.Y.) Redemption Christian power forward Angel Delgado.

At the LeBron James Skills Academy, the rising senior's motor was absolutely nonstop, which led to a lot of 50/50 rebounds ending up in his hands, along with countless points in the paint purely from outworking defenders.

Delgado summed up his game perfectly:

"I just go out and play hard every time," he said. "All I do is play hard."

A player who hasn't been spoiled by the recruiting process, Delgado had a refreshing approach to his invitation to the camp.

"I'm really happy for this opportunity," Delgado said. "I never got this kind of opportunity until now. These are the best high school players in the world. If I can score here, I can score anywhere."

As far as his recruitment, everything remains steady for Delgado, who listed offers from Virginia, Dayton, Florida State, Seton Hall, Providence and Fordham, with interest from Louisville, Kentucky, Florida, Georgetown and Miami.

Magee has a favorite

Louisiana native Dominic Magee has an early favorite.

The 6-foot-3, 175-pound combo guard said Oklahoma State is showing him quite a bit of interest and they currently lead for his services.

"They made a home visit and they were the first team to come at me the hardest," MaGee said. "They came at me and were like ‘I want you to run my team.' They only saw me three games L.A. weekend and they offered me. Ever since then it's been an every day thing."

MaGee also claims interest from Oklahoma, UCLA, Memphis, LSU, Louisiana Tech, Oral Roberts, Houston, Minnesota, Arizona, Kansas State, Kansas, Texas, Georgetown and Tulsa.

"It's still real early," MaGee said.

MaGee hasn't take any visits and doesn't have any set up.

Johnson continues strong play

After a strong showing at NBPA Camp, Robert Johnson, a 6-foot-3 combination guard, jumped in Scout.com's top 100.

At the LeBron James Skills Academy, he's proving that ranking was warranted. Johnson shot the ball well all weekend long, including seven three-pointers in his final game on Monday.

"I just want to keep the ball rolling and keep getting better," Johnson said.

Johnson currently has interest from Marquette, Wake Forest, Villanova, Florida State, DePaul, Georgetown, Cincinnati, Alabama and Virginia.

"My recruitment is still pretty much open," Johnson said. "I'm not turning down any schools right now."

Who is recruiting him the hardest?

"I'd probably say Florida State, Villanova, Wake Forest and Alabama," Johnson said.

Johnson, a four-star recruit, is hoping to come up with a college choice this fall.

"Hopefully by the end of the summer I can narrow down a list and hopefully make a decision by the early signing period," Johnson said.

* Evan Daniels and Josh Gershon contributed to this report.


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