Here's a recent evaluation of McLaughlin in action:
2014 is shaping up to be a loaded point guard class in the west and McLaughlin is near the top of the list. McLaughlin has very good quickness, can get to the basket, plays hard and has a good looking jumper.
He does a good job using his speed to create for his teammates and gives good effort on the defensive end. He'll need to get stronger in time but was very impressive in two viewings.
"San Francisco wanted me to come by this summer but I couldn't make it," McLaughlin said. "I've been to USC to see the campus and I went to the UCLA camp and I've seen some of that campus. UCLA and USC have come by and seen me play recently."
McLaughlin has led Etiwanda to an 18-1 record, proving his squad as one of the best teams in state.
"We're doing very well," he said. "People don't think that we'll go very far but we believe we are. We're working hard in practice and it's showing on the court."
As a player, McLaughlin is happy with how far he's come and knows what he'd like to get better at as well.
"I've been distributing the ball well, shooting it, making plays, getting in a defensive stance and playing better defense," McLaughlin said. "I'm working on my off hand and defense; you can always improve on defense."