Oklahoma Sooners forward Khadeem Lattin has submitted his name for the 2017 NBA Draft, according to a list provided by the NBA (which includes nearly 200 names this year!!!). However, Lattin reportedly has not hired an agent and can withdraw any time before May 24.
Told, unsurprisingly, that Lattin has not hired an agent. No real reason w/ the way the rules are now, not to explore things #Sooners— Ryan Aber (@ryaber) April 25, 2017
Lattin averaged 8.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game during the 2016-17 season, and he struggled throughout much of the campaign. To his credit, Lattin did average 13.5 points and 8.8 rebounds over his last four games while finishing the season with 66 blocks. He was often expected to make plays offensively for his young team last season, which is not something he seemed particularly comfortable with. However, Trae Young’s arrival and the rest of the team’s maturation should allow him to move back into his comfort zone this coming season.
I think it’s pretty safe to say that Lattin isn’t a serious candidate to be drafted in June, so we should definitely expect him to withdraw before the deadline and suit up for the Sooners next season. He has a great personality and has always been fun to watch, so I obviously hope he sticks around. If he doesn’t, we’ll obviously wish him the best of luck.
Other Team News
Last week, JUCO prospect Ty Lazenby committed to the Oklahoma Sooners during his visit to Norman. On Tuesday, Lazenby officially signed with OU.