Nation's Top JC Scorer Officially Joins UW

SEATTLE - Mark McLaughlin, who led all junior college scorers with 28.4 points per game in the regular season (27.5 ppg overall) as a sophomore at Tacoma Community College, has signed a financial aid agreement and will attend the University of Washington, Coach Lorenzo Romar announced.

"Mark is somebody that we have known for a long time. We have always been impressed with his ability to score, but he is a complete offensive player," said Romar. "With what we lost this year and what we will lose next year, he will be a great addition to help offset those losses."

The 6-foot-6 shooting guard will be counted on to fill some of the scoring void that the Huskies will have to replace with their top two scorers, Terrence Ross (16.4 ppg) and Tony Wroten (16.0 ppg), declaring for the 2012 NBA Draft.

McLaughlin helped Tacoma CC to a 26-5 record and the 2012 NWAACC Men's Basketball Championship. He was the NWAACC Western Region MVP and was named to the post-season All-Tournament first team.

McLaughlin had 24 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists in Tacoma's 110-98 win over Chemeketa in the NWAACC championship game.

"He basically put us on his back," laughed Tacoma Head Coach Carl Howell when asked about McLaughlin's role in winning the title.

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Nation's Top JC Scorer Officially Joins Huskies

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