Men’s Basketball: Star recruit Jordan Lathon’s admission to Northwestern revoked

Ben Pope, Sports Editor

Men’s Basketball

Jordan Lathon, a heavily recruited member of Northwestern’s incoming freshman class who committed to the school a year ago, will not be coming to NU in the fall, according to a University spokesman.

“Northwestern University has revoked its offers of admission and an athletic scholarship for Jordan Lathon, a recruit for the Northwestern men’s basketball team,” University spokesman Al Cubbage said in a statement. “Out of respect for the privacy of the student, the University will have no further public comment.”

Lathon was expected to contend for the starting point guard spot next season vacated by the graduating Bryant McIntosh.

He was rated a four-star recruit by 247Sports, committed to the Wildcats last June and was frequently mentioned by coach Chris Collins in a Wednesday interview as a player he expected to contribute considerably in 2018-19.

“Big thanks to the wonderful fans of Northwestern. I have appreciated the great support they have shown to me & my family,” Lathon tweeted Friday after the news broke. “Being a Northwestern Wildcat was something I believed that I really wanted to do.”

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