GEELONG, Victoria, Australia - Jordan Latham, a soon-to-be graduate of Loyola University Maryland, signed his first professional basketball contract and will head to Australia to compete for the Corio Bay Stingrays starting next month.
Latham played his third and final season for the Greyhounds in 2013-2014 and finished his degree requirements in December. The Baltimore City native will officially graduate from Loyola with his bachelor of arts in sociology on Jan. 31 at the school's winter graduation.
The Stingrays are a part of the Big V, the senior basketball league in Victoria, Australia. Latham will compete for the Stingrays in the State Championship Season. Corio Bay won the 2013 State Championship.
The 6-foot-9 Latham came to Loyola prior to the 2011-2012 season after spending his freshman season at Xavier University. He was a key part of the Greyhounds NCAA Tournament Team that year and finished his three seasons with the program fifth in school history with 96 blocked shots.
He played in 26 games, making a pair of starts, as a sophomore, but perhaps his biggest contribution came in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship Game against Fairfield University. With Loyola's starting frontcourt in first-half foul trouble, Latham came in to score five points, grab five rebounds and have two big blocked shots.
Latham then played in 32 games and made 16 starts the following season before starting 25 out of 30 games in 2013-2014 as a senior. He finished his final season averaging 7.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots per game for the Greyhounds. He posted a career-high 25 points and 10 rebounds that season in a February game against Boston University.
Prior to starting his collegiate career at Xavier, Latham was named The Baltimore Sun's All-Metro team after scoring 17 points per game as a senior at Baltimore City College High School. He helped the Knights to back-to-back state titles in 2009 and 2010.