Latham Uses Big Summer To Garner Interest

Interest in Jordan Latham picked up after a strong summer. He already holds a trio of scholarship offers and has a pair of visits coming up.

Prior to the spring not many people knew about 6-foot-8, 210-pound Jordan Latham. But after running on the circuit with Team Melo, he's becoming a target for a number of schools.

"I think the summer turned out real good," Latham said. "I think I really improved my game playing against some of the best competition in the country."

"The program I've been playing with has had some tremendous athletes come up before me and to play with a Team Melo jersey was like a dream come true, especially for a kid from Baltimore."

Latham, a standout at Baltimore (Md.) Baltimore City College, played on the 16's team and played alongside talented sophomore-to-be Greg Lewis. The two made for quite a frontcourt.

"It made it a lot easier," he said about playing next to Lewis. "He likes to shoot and I like to shoot, he likes to play the post and I like to play the post, so it was real easy for me and him to work out a high and low game."

Although Latham had some collegiate interest prior to Peach Jam, the Nike event sparked his recruitment. He currently holds scholarship offers from Richmond, Oregon State and Xavier.

He's also heard from Virginia Tech, Texas, Maryland, Oklahoma, Penn State, Oregon, James Madison, Siena, Marquette and LSU.

"I'm trying to feel it out right now," Latham said of his recruitment. "But my top five schools would probably be Xavier, Virginia Tech, Texas, Oregon State and probably Maryland or Siena."

Latham, a member of the 2010 class, took his first of three schedule unofficial visits this past weekend to James Madison.

"It was a good experience to see the college life and how the players interact when people are around and the [fans] showed them a lot of love," he said about his visit.

This weekend he'll check out Penn State and then is planning to unofficially visit Virginia Tech the weekend of October 4th.

Even with the early interest and visits, Latham doesn't plan on making a decision anytime soon.

"My plan is to wait it out and see how the whole process goes," Latham said. "It's going real good right now. I'm going to discuss everything with my mother and father. I'm just planning to wait it our right now."

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