Washington CG McLaughlin reopens recruitment

Previously committed to Washington, 2016 combo guard JaQuori McLaughlin has opened up his recruitment. The four-star prospect discusses his decision with Scout.

JaQuori McLaughlin made an early decision when he committed to Washington in November of 2014, at the beginning of his junior season.

Now the 6-foot-3, 170-pound combo guard from Gig Harbor (Wash.) Peninsula has reopened recruitment, putting one of the most versatile and talented West Coast guards in 2016 back on the board.

"After the season, I reflected on things with my dad and mom and I felt I rushed my decision to go to Washington," McLaughlin told Scout. "I feel like I need to look at other places and see everything. I want to make sure I feel 100% confident in my decision."

Despite opening things up, McLaughlin says he's still planning on considering the Huskies.

"I'm still interested in UW," he said. "I still love coach (Lorenzo) Romar and the coaching staff. I just need to see other places and go on visits."

This time around, McLaughlin has several attributes of a program that he'll be looking into.

"I'm looking for stability and the coaching staff," he said. "I want to see other campuses I've never been to, tradition at the program and their players. I'm going to take my time and evaluate all my options with my family."

McLaughlin is a long and versatile guard who can play on and off the ball. He can really shoot the ball off the bounce, but also has the handle and vision to create for others.

Scout's 52nd ranked 2016 prospect and 8th rated shooting guard in the class, McLaughlin is happy with how his game is coming along.

"Over the past season I think I've become more physical, stronger, more explosive and a much better defender," McLaughlin said. "I'm taking more pride in defense and the little things.

"I think I've become a good leader and I want to be someone who helps take my team far in the NCAA tournament at the next level."

McLaughlin previously chose Washington over offers from Oregon State, Washington State and Memphis.


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