McLaughlin averaged 16 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game as the Senior leader of UCSB. He shot 40.8% from three-point range, and an equally impressive 83.2% FT. He is among the best ball-handler/decision makers in the Draft, with a 2.6-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio. McLaughlin was the Big West Player of the Year. ...Defensively, McLaughlin's DEFRTG was 2.4 points worse than the UCSB team DEFRTG. He finished second in Big West boxscore plus/minus. ...McLaughlin is a year older than this Draft class (already 23 years-old). ...We do not think McLaughlin will be drafted but we do believe in his ability. We think he can be a backup PG in the NBA.
Our best advice: in 2008, the 3rd pick was O.J. Mayo. We advised, "draft Kevin Love."