Jordan Lathon was all set to play for Northwestern this coming season. The four-star point guard was a member of one of the best classes that the Wildcats have signed in some time. Three blue chip prospects, including Lathon, are members of Northwestern’s 2018 class.
Well, three were, anyway. Now that number is down to two. Lathon has abruptly had his admission and scholarship revoked by the Wildcats.
There has not been an explanation for Northwestern’s decision. On Friday, the school gave this statement to SB Nation Northwestern blog Inside NU:
”Northwestern University has revoked its offers of admission and an athletic scholarship for Jordan Lathon, a recruit for the Northwestern men’s basketball team. Out of respect for the privacy of the student, the University will have no further public comment.”
Jordan Lathon has confirmed the news on his end as well.
He posted a note to Twitter on Friday evening. Now, he is looking for new basketball options.
— Jordan R. Lathon (@j2lathon) May 25, 2018
It is very late in the process for Lathon. However, as a talented guard, he should have some options, especially as scholarships open up with players staying in the NBA Draft.
During his initial recruitment, programs like Butler, Colorado, Illinois, and Wake Forest all offered. Iowa State was also a major factor; he took a visit to Ames a few days before the one he took to Evanston last June.
After this news came in, Lathon got another offer. Oklahoma State is now looking to bring him in, according to a report.
Oklahoma State has now offered Jordan Lathon, per source. 2018 guard, top available. https://t.co/kFDvblufzL
— Jake (@jakeweingarten) May 26, 2018
Lathon is the No. 120 player in the class of 2018. He is ranked No. 12 among combo guards, and No. 5 in the state of Missouri.