Oklahoma sophomore Khadeem Lattin will play in this weekend’s Final Four despite the death of his grandmother Wednesday evening.
OU coach Lon Kruger confirmed Thursday that Lattin will not miss this weekend’s action in his hometown of Houston.
“A couple weeks ago took the extra time to come see her,” said Kruger about Lattin. “He had that opportunity. But it still doesn’t make it any easier because it’s tough.
“Doesn’t lessen the sadness that he feels.”
Lattin is the second OU player to be dealing with a death in the family in the NCAA tournament. Center A.K. Manyang will not be with the team as he continues to mourn the death of his brother two weeks ago.
“It was a reminder to all of our guys it’s all fragile,” Kruger said. “What we’re doing is a gift and a blessing and appreciated. But still those relationships are far more important.”