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August 10, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Mark McLaughlin leaves Washington

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Before playing a game or practicing with the team, newcomer Mark McLaughlin is leaving Washington.
“Mark McLaughlin has decided to leave the University of Washington to pursue other opportunities,” coach Lorenzo Romar said in a statement released by the school this morning. “Although he was only here for a short time, we enjoyed working with Mark and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
The Huskies begin workouts today for their foreign trip later this month to Spain, France and Africa and they’ll be without the 6-6 guard from Tacoma Community College.
McLaughlin has a long history of short stints.
He committed to Washington State before his senior year at Inglemoor High, but backed away from the agreement and signed with Nevada months later.
He transferred from Inglemoor to a prep school in New Hampshire.
He broke his commitment to Nevada and signed with Baylor in 2009.
Before the season, he left Baylor and transferred to Seattle University where he redshirted the 2009-10 season.
He appeared in just 17 games at Seattle U. and didn’t play after Feb. 26.
The next season he transferred to TCC where he averaged 28.4 points and led the community college ranks in scoring.
Then he signed with Washington and played with several Huskies this summer in the North Seattle Community College Summer League.
McLaughlin, 22, had two years of eligibility and was expected to compete for a spot in the rotation if not a starter’s role.
However, his UW career ends before it ever truly began.
“I just never would have envisioned this,” TCC coach Carl Howell said. “I’m as shocked as everyone else.”
Without McLaughlin, Washington has no incoming recruits. The Huskies signed transfers Perris Blackwell (University of San Francisco) and Gilles Dierickx (Florida International), but both will redshirt this season due to NCAA transfer rules.

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