Still searching for the heir apparent to Bronson Koenig, Wisconsin has reportedly offered 2016 point guard JaQuori McLaughlin from Peninsula High School in Gig Harbor, Washington, according to 247Sports' Evan Flood.
A former Washington and Oregon State commit, McLaughlin averaged 23 points, five rebounds and four assists as a junior this past season.
Eric Bossi tweeted earlier this month that McLaughlin would consider Arizona, Stanford, Washington and Wisconsin despite a couple of those schools not having offered at the time. Flood indicated ($) other options may have crept into the mix also.
Early indications from multiple sources are that McLaughlin will be hard to pull out of the Pacific Northwest, but the Badgers are going for it any way. His relationship with the head coach has been a big factor for McLaughlin in his previous commitments.
After reeling in a five-man class for 2015, Wisconsin still has not signed a point guard since the 2013 class. Koenig will be a senior when the 2016 class arrives, and you'd like to have your stud floor general groom the next-in-line. Redshirt sophomore Jordan Hill is also available at the lead guard spot, but he's still an unknown at this point.
Wisconsin has several offers out in the 2016 class, but only one scholarship available barring a transfer or early entry.
Below is a lengthy highlight reel on McLaughlin.