McLaughlin commits to USC
Jordan McLaughlin
Jordan McLaughlin
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Sep 11, 2013
Evan Daniels

Jordan McLaughlin's college decision is in. He'll play his college basketball close to home at USC.

Andy Enfield scored the biggest recruit of his short USC career on Wednesday.

Jordan McLaughlin, a 6-foot-1 guard out of Etiwanda (Calif.) High, committed to USC during an official visit this past weekend. He picked USC over interest from UCLA, Kansas and Indiana.

Since getting hired at USC, Enfield made McLaughlin a priority. USC assistant Tony Bland has a long-standing relationship with McLaughlin that dates back to his days when he was an assistant at San Diego State.

McLaughlin’s travel team coach Cameron Murray, of Prodigy Elite, confirmed the news to

“I think his comfort level with the assistant coaches really sealed the deal,” Murray told “Tony Bland recruited him really hard at San Diego State and throughout his recruiting process San Diego State was in his top 5 the whole time.”

“When Tony headed to USC, it was even closer to J-Mac’s home," he added. It made it an easier transition. It opened the door at USC and they weren’t in the top five until Tony made the move.”

Murray said McLaughlin liked the idea of playing his college basketball close to home.

“He’s a very family oriented kid and a very quiet kid,” McLaughlin said. “He had an opportunity to go on his visit and go hang out with the team, but he chose to go watch a movie with Tony Bland. He’s a basketball kid at heart.”

McLaughlin is the second 2014 prospect to pledge to USC. He joins three-star power forward Malik Price-Martin to make up their current 2014 recruiting class.

McLaughlin is ranked No. 36 overall and as the No. 9 point guard in the 2014 recruiting class.

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