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JaQuori McLaughlin - G (2016)

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JaQuori McLaughlin (Photo credit: Peninsula Hoops)








165 lb



Gig Harbor (WA) Peninsula HS

Tacoma Access

Rankings Rankings

Rivals: 4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit (#20 PG / #69 overall)
Scout: 4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit (#21 PG / #79 overall) Red_arrowdown_medium
ESPN: 4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit 79 (#26 PG) Red_arrowdown_medium
24/7: 4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit 92 (#14 SG / #93 overall) Red_arrowdown_medium

Last updated: Sept. 24, 2015
Previous Rankings: 4-star (#17 PG/#74 overall > #28/#91 > #39/#151) by Rivals; 4-star (#9 SG/#48 overall > #8/#52 > #11/#60 > #26/#101) by Scout; 4-star (#23 PG > #18 > #21) by ESPN; 4-star (#14 SG/#83 overall) by 24/7
Rankings at time of commitment: 4-star (0.9478) by 24/7 Composite, #14 SG/#89 overall/#3 in WA; 4-star by Rivals & Scout, 3-star by ESPN

Honors Honors

2015 First Team All-State - Class 3A (AP)
2014 SPSL 3A MVP
2014 First Team All-SPSL - 3A
2013 First Team All-SPSL - 3A

Statistics Statistics

2014-15: 23 ppg, 5 rpg, 4 apg | Junior (Peninsula)
2013-14: 19.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.1 apg, 4.1 spg, 1.8 bpg, 45% FG | Sophomore (Peninsula)
2012-13: 13 ppg | Freshman (Peninsula)

Verbal commitment Verbally committed to Oregon State

Originally committed to Oregon State before Craig Robinson's dismissal in May of 2014, McLaughlin gave a verbal commitment to the hometown Huskies on Nov. 29, 2014. However, he reneged on that pledge in May of 2015. Shortly thereafter he named a top four of Arizona, Stanford, Washington and Wisconsin. His father Jason, who tried to dissuade JaQuori from decommitting from Washington, disputed the notion that his son had cut his list. Programs like Oregon and Memphis also have been mentioned in connection with McLaughlin. Wisconsin was keyed into McLaughlin on the recommendation of former Badger Freddie Owens, who had been an assistant at OSU under Robinson.

McLaughlin is a very good three-point shooter with the ability to make off-balance or challenged shots at the high school level. He possesses great size for a point guard and though he's somewhat of a combo player, McLaughlin has modeled his game after lead guards such as Jason Kidd and Steph Curry. He already holds a number of school records at a place without much recent hardwood success prior to McLaughlin.

Recently, McLaughlin attended the UA All-American Camp and registered the best vertical leap (39 inches) of any player in attendance. California, Gonzaga, and Oregon began to push for McLaughlin along with his "finalists": Oregon State, Utah and Wisconsin. If Wisconsin were to hire Greg Gard as Ryan's successor, McLaughlin says he'd still feel very comfortable with the Badgers. Gard and Ryan attended every game of McLaughlin's during the Las Vegas Classic in July and encouraged the senior-to-be to take an official visit to Madison in September. The date has been set for Sept. 19, after trips to Oregon State and Utah ($). Additionally, Gard preemptively made a a very successful in-home visit on the Tuesday leading up to the official. Earlier, McLaughlin had gone on the record saying he could wait until the spring to make his decision, but his timeline accelerated once his three visits were complete. An OSU beat writer put in his prediction for the Beavers, and the wish came true. Wisconsin's distance and uncertainty on the coaching staff was too much to overcome.

Press Clippings Recent Press

Related articles on Bucky's 5th Quarter >>

09.25: What kind of player is Oregon State landing in JaQuori McLaughlin (Scout)
09.25: JaQuori McLaughli, 4-star PG, commits to Oregon State Beavers over Utah, Wisconsin (The Oregonian)
09.24: Prediction: JaQuori McLaughlin, 4-star PG, will commit to Oregon State Beavers (The Oregonian)
09.17: 2016 G JaQuori McLaughlin has Runnin' Utes in top 3 (The Salt Lake Tribune)
08.04: JaQuori McLaughlin, 4-star guard, cuts list to five, gives Oregon State Beavers first official visit (The Oregonian)
07.27: 2016 JaQuori McLaughlin Looking for the Right Fit (Point Guard U)
07.21: JaQuori McLaughlin, 4-star combo guard, impressed by Wayne Tinkle, Oregon State Beavers (The Oregonian)
07.20: Double Pump: JaQuori McLaughlin (Scout)
07.17: Peninsula High standout guard McLaughlin taking patient approach with recruiting (The News Tribune)
06.10: McLaughlin will take time (Rivals)
05.19: Notebook: Isaac's Ascent (Scout)
05.15: Four-star prospect JaQuori McLaughlin no longer committed to Washington (The Seattle Times)
05.14: Peninsula's JaQouri McLaughlin no longer committed to UW (The News Tribune)

12.10: Pieces in place for Peninsula to contend this season (The Peninsula Gateway)
11.29: JaQuori McLaughlin picks Washington (The Seattle Times)
11.26: Damon Stoudamire may be difference in recruitment of JaQuori McLaughlin, former Oregon State Beavers commit (The Oregonian)

Multimedia Audio / Video

Highlights: UA All-America: JaQuori McLaughlin (09.24.15)
Highlights: Las Vegas Classic: JaQuori McLaughlin (07.26.15)
Highlights: JaQuori McLaughlin 2016 Point Guard (04.17.15)
Interview: DawgmanTV: JaQuori McLaughlin (04.05.15)
Interview: JaQouri McLaughlin announcement (Part 1 & 2) (11.29.14)
Highlights: JaQuori McLaughlin 2016 Reebok Breakout Classic (07.14.14)
Highlights: JaQuori McLaughlin 2016 PG Peninsula High School 2013-14 Highlights (05.07.14)
Highlights: JaQuori McLaughlin vs. Gig Harbor H.S. (12.22.12)

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