Panthers have eyes on PG

Jeremy Lathan, a vocal 5-10, 165-pound from Portland (OR) Benson Tech HS, had one last opportunity in July to make an impression on college coaches. There's no question he made the most out of it.

After opening some eyes at the Best of Summer Tournament in Los Angeles, Lathan has gotten calls from a number of schools, including the Pittsburgh Panthers.

A steady floor leader, Lathan is a pass-first point guard who possess good quickness to go along with a solid build. He's a fearless penetrator who has the knack of finding the open man either inside or on the perimeter. Due to varying circumstances, Lathan didn't particularly shine during his junior year in high school nor on the circuit this spring. But after a solid performance at Adidas Superstars Camp in early July, Lathan rode the wave to some great games in LA.

Since returning home, Lathan has heard from Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Illinois, among others. Minnesota offered a scholarship last summer and has reaffirmed their interest, and Lathan expects to make an official visit to the Gophers campus in September. Pittsburgh may be coming in late, but Lathan is listening to what the Panthers coaches have to say.

"They say that they really like my game," Lathan said. "They are looking for a guard that can score, run the team, and work hard on defense. They want me to come down and visit the campus, so I'm probably going down there also. That's exciting because Pittsburgh is a good team too."

Jeremy Lathan is remaining open with all of his options, although Minnesota is the acknowledged leader. He's even considering a MEAC school such as Florida A&M, where he has made an unofficial visit to in the past. He is planning on signing in the fall.

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