McLaughlin To Leave Husky Program

MArk McLaughlin, a 6-foot-6, 205-pound junior shooting guard who last played at Tacoma Community College, has unexpectedly quit the Washington program before playing a game with the school, they reported Friday morning. McLaughlin led all junior college scorers in the country last year, averaging 28.4 points per game. The former Inglemoor Viking was tabbed for major playing time in 2012-13.

"Mark McLaughlin has decided to leave the University of Washington to pursue other opportunities," Washington Head Coach Lorenzo Romar said via UW's official website, "Although he was only here for a short time, we enjoyed working with Mark and wish him the best in his future endeavors."

Romar also said that there would be no further comments at this time.

McLaughlin was supposed to fill in a scoring gap with Terrence Ross turning pro and had apparently impressed many during his play at the North Seattle Community College Summer League. Top Stories