AT CITY COLLEGE HIGH
Averaged 17 points, 9 rebounds and three blocks per game as a senior, while earn First Team All-City honors...led his team to a second straight state championship and a number one ranking in the city of Baltimore...averaged 12 points, seven rebounds and five blocks as a junior...basketball coach: Mike Daniels.
DANIELS ON LATHAM: "Jordan is a special young man from a great family. He is going to be great for Xavier University because he will not only be a special player but he takes his academics very seriously. Jordan has greatly improved over the past year, especially his strength. His improvements have come with hard work and I know as he continues to work he will get better and better. His versatility, athletic ability and skills at his size set him apart from other players. He can rebound, post up and put the ball on the floor and with his length he is very disruptive at the defensive end as well. He has the quickness and ability to defend smaller or bigger players."
CARLTON "BUB" CARRINGTON (LATHAM'S AAU COACH) ON LATHAM: "In this time many kids are all about `I' and Jordan's all about the `we' and putting the team first. Jordan is the perfect teammate. He just cares about winning and losing. He is a lot further along offensively than many people realize because he's such an unselfish player. Jordan can really rebound. He has a very quick second jump going up for the ball. With his work ethic, I know he is committed to continued improvement."
MACK ON LATHAM: "Jordan should hold a special place in the heart of Musketeer fans. He does in mine. After committing to the previous staff, Jordan decided to open up his recruitment during the period of time in which there was not a head coach in place. Ultimately Jordan felt that there wasn't a better fit in the country than Xavier University for his academic and basketball future. Jordan has the size, quickness and toughness to cement his place at a program that former NBA great Reggie Miller once deemed "Power Forward University". Most importantly, Jordan is a winner. As a junior and a senior, Jordan won Maryland State Championships under Coach Mike Daniels at City College High School."