Local high school basketball fans have seen the last of Etiwanda High School guard Jordan McLaughlin.
Eagles coach Dave Kleckner confirmed that McLaughlin, who has signed with USC, has a torn labrum in his left shoulder that will require surgery.
He had an MRI on Monday and is in the process of scheduling that surgery. He wants to have it as soon as possible so he can get through the rehabilitation process in time to start is collegiate career in the fall.
McLauglin injured his shoulder driving to the basket in the second quarter of a 59-48 loss to Chino Hills in an Open Division quarterfinal on Feb. 28.
It was an aggravation of the same injury that knocked him out of a few games in December.
Etiwanda will play at El Camino Real on Friday in Southern California Regional of the state playoffs.
All of the game’s Kleckner’s teams have lost came without McLaughlin but all were close.