Oklahoma’s Lattin follows grandpa’s footsteps to Final Four

Ponca City Now - April 2, 2016 11:04 am

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – David Lattin’s name went down in the history books in 1966 as part of the first all-black starting five to win an NCAA basketball national title. His Texas Western squad defeated Kentucky’s all-white starting five in a game that helped change the way black people were viewed in the country.

Fifty years later, his grandson can add to the family legacy. Khadeem Lattin, a starting post player for Oklahoma, will compete in the national semifinals Saturday against Villanova. If the Sooners win, they would play North Carolina or Syracuse for the title on Monday.

In a twist, the setting is Houston, home for both Lattins.

David Lattin said Khadeem has a chance to win based on the way the Sooners have played in winning nine of their past 11 games.

 

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