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OU men's basketball: Power forward Khadeem Lattin signs with Sooners

Another power forward, Dante Buford, also signs with OU. Coach Lon Kruger waiting on paperwork on another commit, 6-foot-10 center Jamuni McNeace.
by Ryan Aber Published: November 13, 2013

NORMAN — Khadeem Lattin had been waiting for signing day for a long time.

The 6-foot-9 power forward/center who has bounced from Houston to a basketball academy in Spain's Canary Islands and back to Houston signed with Oklahoma on Wednesday.

“I've always felt like I had a good shot of going high Division I and now knowing that I've gotten that far, it means a lot,” Lattin said.

Lattin said he'd sent in his paperwork, and 6-foot-7 power forward Dante Buford of Jacksonville, Fla., posted a signing picture on Twitter.

OU didn't issue an official release announcing the signees as the school is still waiting for paperwork from 6-foot-10 center Jamuni McNeace of Allen, Texas.

The trio would give the Sooners a strong class of frontcourt players on a team with plenty of young talent in the backcourt.

Lattin is the grandson of Dave Lattin, who was a starter on Texas Western's 1966 national championship team that was dramatized in the movie Glory Road.

His mother, Monica Lamb, starred at USC and spent three seasons with the WNBA's Houston Comets, winning three championships.

She also spent plenty of time playing overseas and wanted her son to experience a different culture, leading him to enroll in the Canarias Basketball Academy.

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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