The USC men’s basketball team has been one of the biggest surprises in college basketball this season. And it has been a local player proving instrumental in that showing.
Sophomore guard Jordan McLaughlin, out of Etiwanda High School, is averaging a team-high 12.6 points a game. He had nine points and 10 assists in the 80-61 win over UCLA on Thursday.
A night later McLaughlin was taking a game at his old high school, sitting court side as the Eagles squared off with Damien.
Here’s what he had to say about the showing of his team this season: