A 6’3″, 170 pound point man out of Peninsula High School in Gig Harbor, Washington, McLaughlin hopes to make three or four more school visits and sign a letter of intent in the fall. His father, Jay, further elaborated on his son’s decision.
“He has some regret that he didn’t really take the full opportunity to enjoy it and say hey I can go see some of these places that I’ve never been to before,” Jay McLaughlin said. “Let’s see what they’re about. Let’s see what they have to say. And at the end of the day if home is where your heart is, we hope he still has an opportunity there obviously. But we don’t expect them to wait for him either.”
On top of Washington, McLaughlin had also received offers from Washington State, Oregon State and Memphis, and was also on the radars of schools like Gonzaga, Boise State and even Harvard.
His de-commitment is a potentially big loss for the Huskies, who went 16-15 (5-13 Pac 12) in 2015 and missed the NCAA tournament for the fourth consecutive year under head coach Lorenzo Romar.
Campus Sports will update this story as more details become available.