McLaughlin Named Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player Of The Week|
Dec. 26, 2016
USC junior point guard Jordan McLaughlin was named the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 19-25, it was announced today (Dec. 26.) after a vote by league media. It was the first conference weekly honor for McLaughlin and first by a Trojan since Elijah Stewart took home the award on Dec. 22, 2014.
The Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year nominee McLaughlin averaged 19.0 points, 6.3 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.7 steals in USC’s three victories last week. He helped lead the Trojans to the Las Vegas Classic title by capping off his 22-point finals performance with a game-winning layup with 4.5 seconds remaining in overtime of a 94-92 win over Wyoming on Dec. 23. In the 83-75 semifinal victory over Missouri State on Dec. 22, McLaughlin scored 19 points and had five assists. He began the week by scoring 16 points and dishing out nine assists in a 79-67 win vs. Cornell on Dec. 19. McLaughlin was named the MVP of the Las Vegas Classic, and during the week also averaged 39.0 minutes per game, was 11-for-11 from the free throw line and posted a 4.8 assist to turnover ratio (19-4).
McLaughlin concluded nonconference play ranked second in the Pac-12 in minutes played (34.2 mgp), and assist to turnover ratio (2.8), third in assists (5.2 apg) and 14th in scoring (14.7 ppg). He has guided USC to a 13-0 record and a No. 22 ranking, as one of six undefeated team remaining in Division I men’s basketball.