Jordan McLaughlin, a 6’2” senior point guard from USC, has signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Nets, essentially a camp invite. The signing brings to 19 players with either agreements or signed contracts, including 15 guaranteed deals.
McLaughlin announced the signing in a tweet.
The Nets can bring up to 20 players to camp. Two players can be signed to two-way contracts, but there’s no information yet on which players will be so designated. Two-way deals are far more lucrative than Exhibit 10 deals and the parent club retains the player’s NBA rights.
In addition to McLaughlin, the Nets have either an agreement or signed contract with three players, Theo Pinson, 6’7” swingman out of North Carolina; Tyler Davis, 6’10” center out of Texas A&M, and Mitch Creek, 6’5” guard who played for the Adelaide 36ers of the Australian League.
McLaughlin is a top floor general and a good outside shooter. Over the course of his four-year career with the Trojans, McLaughlin shot 38 percent from three and averaged 5.8 assists, including 7.8 this past season, third nationally. An all-around, if undersized player at 6’2”, McLaughlin finished his USC career second in assists, third in steals, fourth in points and fifth in three-pointers made.
In Las Vegas Summer League, McLaughlin played in all five games, averaging 19.6 minutes, 7.0 points and 4.8 assists.
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- Nets invite standout summer league guard to training camp - Brian Lewis - New York Post