A big addition to the Loyola men's basketball team will contribute one year earlier than expected.
The NCAA ruled recently that Jordan Latham, who transferred from Xavier after the 2010-11 season, would not have to sit out this season as a redshirt. The former City standout will be eligible to play for the Greyhounds immediately, a source close to the situation confirmed Friday.
Latham, a 6-foot-8, 249-pound power forward, was a Baltimore Sun first-team All-Metro selection in 2010. He appeared in 16 games for the Musketeers as a freshman. At Loyola, Latham will join a frontcourt that already features double-digit scorers in Shane Walker and Erik Etherly.
Loyola tips off its season next Thursday at Reitz Arena with Late Night with the Hounds. Click here for more info.