Etiwanda expecting star player back for Friday game

Jordan McLaughlin

Etiwanda boys basketball coach Dave Kleckner expects to have his star player Jordan McLaughlin back in the lineup when his team opens Baseline League play on Friday against Los Osos.

McLaughlin, who has signed with USC, sustained a slightly separated shoulder in a Dec. 27 game Sacramento Capital Christian in the Maxpreps Tournament in Palm Springs. The Eagles (13-3) lost that game and two of the three others they played without him.

“The pain has subsided and we’re expecting him back,” Kleckner said. “It definitely could have been worse.”

Kleckner said his marquee player was injured going to deflect a shot.