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October 4, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Mark McLaughlin resurfaces at Central Washington

The amazing basketball odyssey of Mark McLaughlin looks as if it’s going to include a stop in Ellensburg, Washington.
The former Washington transfer, who left the Huskies in August for reasons that are still unclear, is planning to play for Central Washington this season. He’s listed on the Wildcats roster, has enrolled in classes and is expected to be on the court when the Division II team opens training camp on Oct. 15.
“It’s my understanding that he’s eligible to play,” a CWU spokesperson said.
Central Washington is the seventh college with ties to McLaughlin, a 6-6 junior wing from Bothell, Wash.
The Wildcats compiled a 15-13 record last season under long-time coach Greg Sparling.
McLaughlin, 22, was expected to play a prominent role with the Huskies before his abrupt departure. He averaged 28.4 points at Tacoma Community College, which was the highest scoring average in the community-college ranks last season 28.4 points. He also led TCC to the NWAACC men’s basketball championship.
In a statement released by Washington, coach Lorenzo Romar said McLaughlin left the team “to pursue other opportunities.”
“Although he was only here for a short time,” Romar said in the statement, “we enjoyed working with Mark and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Here’s a brief recap of McLaughlin’s basketball career.
— Committed to Washington State before his senior year at Inglemoor High.
— Backed away from the agreement with WSU and signed with Nevada.
— Transferred from Inglemoor to a prep school in New Hampshire.
— Broke his commitment to Nevada and signed with Baylor in 2009.
— Before the season began, left Baylor and transferred to Seattle University where he redshirted the 2009-10 season. Appeared in just 17 games at Seattle U. and didn’t play after Feb. 26.
— Became a star during the 2010-11 season at TCC.
— Signed with UW on April 11. Huskies announced McLaughlin left the team on Aug. 10.

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