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2018 four-star Jordan Lathon commits to Northwestern over Butler

The Grandview, Missouri point guard made his decision on Sunday.

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On a day where Providence celebrated a commit for 2018, Butler loses out on one as Jordan Lathon has committed to Northwestern.

The 6-foot-4, 190-pound four-star point guard out of Grandview, Missouri committed to the Wildcats via his personal Twitter account on Sunday afternoon.

The Bulldogs were in pursuit of Lathon, who had BU in his Top 5 along with Northwestern, Illinois, Iowa State and Wake Forest. Lathon is listed fourth among all prospects out of Missouri in the class of 2018, trailing Saint Louis commit Carte’Are Gordon, Louisville commit Courtney Ramey and undecided four-star Torrence Watson. He’s ranked 23rd among point guards and is the 151st overall prospect in the 2018 class.

Lathon had visited Northwestern five days ago on June 20 after a visit to Iowa State on June 15. Obviously, his opinion skyrocketed after that as his commitment comes pretty swiftly after his official visit.

While Butler swung and missed at this Missouri product, their pursuits of Show Me State recruits has not ended just yet. The aforementioned Torrence Watson, you may remember, had Butler in his Top 8 along with fellow Big East peers Creighton and Marquette. While the two play different positions (Lathon a point guard, Watson a shooting guard) the game remains the same. We’ll see how new head coach LaVall Jordan fares in that department when the time comes with Watson, but for now, their chase of Jordan Lathon comes up a bit short.