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Jordan Lathon has had quite the spring and his recruitment has shown that. The class of 2018 Team Rush point guard added a number of impressive offers. Lathon has now decided to move forward with his recruitment and cut his list of schools down to Butler, Illinois, Wake Forest, Iowa State and Northwestern. He broke down his final five for MADE Hoops.
Butler: “The Butler way is special,” said Lathon. “Coach Holtman and his staff have made me a priority since day one. Butler is a winning program that continues to be on the rise.”
Illinois: “Illinois folks love basketball,” said Lathon. “My relationship with coach Walker is very good, he knows my AAU coach well and we clicked from the jump. Coach Underwood wants to get me up to campus soon. We are trying to schedule a date soon.”
Wake Forest: “Having the opportunity to play in the ACC is second to none,” said Lathon. “Coach Manning and Woodberry believe in my ability and see me impacting the program instantly.”
Iowa State: “Coach Prohm and I talk daily about everything,” said Lathon. “He sees me fitting perfectly in Ames. One thing about him is he has confidence in his guys. Their style of play is really appealing.”
Northwestern: “The opportunity that Northwestern has to offer is very intriguing,” said Lathon. “Coach Collins wants me to come in and be the lead point guard from day one. They love my leadership.”
Lathon is now thinking of what the next step will be with his recruitment.
“Next, I’ll set a few unofficial visits in June and go from there,” he said. “I’m thinking about nearing a decision, but next is setting visits.”
Lathon will be looking at which school of the five fits best into what he is looking for.
“All five of these schools are very good academically and could fit my game,” he told MADEHoops. “I have great relationships with these schools. Going forward me and my family will decide which school will continue the growth in my development and give me the best opportunity to reach the next level.”