Oregon State University announced the firing of men's head basketball coach Craig Robinson on Monday morning.
Peninsula High School sophomore guard (2016) JaQuori McLaughlin committed to OSU early in his high school career, and is now reopening his commitment with the news. Here's the full statement from the McLaughlin family:
"JaQuori was one of the first players in the 2016 class to commit due to his strong relationship to Craig Robinson. The McLaughlin's have known Craig for many years. Now that Coach was let go, JaQuori is re-opening his recruitment to find the perfect fit. He's looking for a school that can fulfill his academic goals along with an up-tempo style of play where he can come in and be an impact player as a freshman. Oregon, Harvard, Memphis, Gonzaga, Washington State and Boise State have been recruiting JaQuori before he committed to OSU and their interest in him is still high. I expect other schools to jump on board in the coming weeks once he hits the July AAU circuit."
McLaughlin led all South Puget Sound League 3A players in points (19.6), steals (4.1) and assists (3.3) per game. He was also a top-20 scorer in the state of Washington.
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