Jordan McLaughlin goes into his senior year ranked as Scout.com's 21st best overall player, as well as a five star ranking. During McLaughlin's time at Etiwanda HS, his team has had a total of 10 losses over the past 3 years, the year before McLaughlin arrived the Eagles had 10 losses in that single year.
I caught up with the highly touted guard at the Mater Dei Summer Varsity Tournament this past weekend. However he wasn't suited up for the Eagles, instead he showed up to support his teammates and rest for his upcoming camps. "I'm just resting right now for the camps I'm about to do. I'll be doing the NBA Top 100 Camp, Kyrie Irving Camp, a Chris Paul Camp, LeBron Camp, and the Rebook Classic Breakout Camp."
McLaughlin has earned his camp invitations through his impressive scoring and playmaking abilities. The 6'0 guard led the Etiwanda Eagles, the same high school that produced NBA point guard Darren Collison, with 15.6 points per game as a junior and 17.2 ppg as a sophomore. His impressive play has also earned McLaughlin scholarship offers from some of the most prestigious high major programs in college basketball. "Right now the schools recruiting me the hardest are USC, UCLA, San Diego State, Indiana, Gonzaga, Kansas and Connecticut".
That day McLaughlin had actually just spoken to SDSU head coach Steve Fisher, "I talked to Coach today actually, when I went to lunch he called me and we talked for a bit. I have talked to Hutson (Asst. Coach Justin Hutson) a little bit, but I've been mostly talking to Dutcher (Associate Head Coach/Head Coach in waiting Brian Dutcher).
A key factor that will play a major role in McLaughlin's decision is the style of play of the program, "The style of the play, the coaching staff, and just how I feel about the school mainly, if it's right for me or not. I'd like something up-tempo, I want to get up and down the court, a lot of pick and rolls, a lot of ball screens, I just want play basketball"
For now, the five star point guard doesn't have any planned visits to any schools, but concerning a timetable for his decision McLaughlin said "No timetable now, I mean it could happen any day, but for now I'm just waiting it out."
2014 PG Jordan McLaughlin recruiting update
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