Northwestern has revoked incoming basketball recruit Jordan Lathon’s offer of admission and basketball scholarship, according to a Northwestern University statement obtained by Inside NU.
The full statement from Alan Cubbage — the Northwestern VP for University Relations — reads as follows:
”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.”
In a sit-down interview with Inside NU Wednesday, head coach Chris Collins mentioned Lathon several times, giving no indication that the Grandview, Mo. native’s acceptance was in jeopardy. When asked about the team’s vacant point guard spot, Collins included Lathon in the group of names he thought would see time at the position.
On November 8, 2017, the program announced that Lathon signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to play at Northwestern, but, because Lathon’s admission to Northwestern was rescinded, the NLI was declared null and void. An NLI is no longer considered binding if the institution grants the student-athlete a release from the document, or if the student-athlete is not offered admittance to the institution.
Lathon verbally committed to Northwestern on June 25, 2017 as the first commit in the class of 2018. He was widely considered to be Northwestern’s point guard of the future.