NORMAN–Oklahoma picked up its second men’s basketball commitment for the 2014 class Thursday when 6-foot-9 Khadeem Lattin committed to the Sooners.
Lattin, a power forward/center, spent time overseas last year, playing for the Canarias Basketball Academy in Spain’s Canary Islands.
He’s currently playing for Redemption Christian Homeschool Academy in Houston.
Lattin is the grandson of Dave Lattin, who was a starter on Texas Western’s 1966 national championship team.
His mother, Monica Lamb, starred at USC and spent three seasons with the WNBA’s Houston Comets, winning three championships.
He spent time overseas as a child when Lamb played in in both Italy and Spain.
Lattin has also worked with former NBA player and coach John Lucas since he was young.
Lattin had offers from Arizona, Georgetown, Texas, Memphis and TCU among others.
Rivals.com has Lattin ranked as a three-star prospect, No. 124 overall. He’s No. 96 on ESPN.com’s latest ESPN100 ranking of the top 2014 prospects and a four-star recruit according to the site.
Lattin joins 6-foot-10 center Jamuni McNeace as Sooners commits for 2014. McNeace, from Allen, Texas, committed earlier this month.
A Look at Lattin
USA Today’s Jim Halley wrote about Lattin’s unusual route to stardom.
SI.com’s Luke Winn said Lattin faced criticism for his decision to play overseas.