wasn't going to let a shoulder injury stop him.
Despite tearing his labrum late in the season, the 6-foot,170-pound guard of Etiwanda (Calif.)
helped the Eagles finish with a 27-5 overall record, 10-0 in Baseline League
The USC-bound standout sustained this injury to his shoulder in the second quarter of a 59-48 Open Division quarterfinal loss to Chino Hills (Calif.)
Two weeks later and McLaughlin was not going to let the shoulder end his senior year early, coming back as the Southern California Open Division playoffs began. Etiwanda ended up making it to the Regional semifinal and losing to eventual state champion Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
67-64 in double overtime despite a 21-point showing from its marquee player.
In the 2012-13 season McLaughlin, the CIF Southern Section Co-Player of the Year, helped the Eagles challenge for SoCal supremacy, earning the No. 13 spot in the Xcellent 25 national rankings after going 28-3 and winning the Division I-AA Southern Section title with a victory over eventual state champs Mater Dei and 2014 MaxPreps National Boys Basketball Player of the Year, Stanley Johnson
Averaging 15.6 points per game, McLaughlin's play during his junior season helped him make the MaxPreps 2012-13 All-American Team and the MaxPreps California Division I All-State team.
The class of 2014's No. 39
overall recruit according to 247Sports will team with UNLV transfer Katin Reinhardt in the backcourt at USC.