General: Made great strides during the course of the 2001-02 season ... One of three UA freshmen to play in all 34 games ... Showed flashes of brilliance late in the season with several strong performances in the run through the Pac-10 and NCAA Tournament ... Has the size and strength to be a force inside.
Summer 2002: Benefitted as much as anyone on the tour ... Averaged 10.8 points and 7.4 rebounds per game on Arizona’s 10-game tour of Australia ... One of the team’s most-consistent players on the tour, Latimore shot 54.5 percent from the floor (48-of-88) and ranked third on the team in rebounding ... Collected more than 27 minutes per game and posted four double-doubles ... Traveled to Turkey and Italy on a five-game tour with NYC Hoops in July and averaged 5.6 points and 4.5 rebounds.
2001-02 (Freshman): Grabbed one rebound in three minutes vs. Oklahoma on 3/21 in the West Regional Semifinal ... Collected four rebounds in two NCAA Tournament appearances ... Was outstanding with his low-post defense vs. Wyoming on 3/16 ... Grabbed a rebound in seven minutes of action in the Pac-10 Tournament championship game on 3/9 vs. USC ... Put forth a confident effort vs. California on 3/8, hitting 3-of-4 FGs and finishing with six points ... Collected five boards in 10 minutes vs. Arizona State on 3/7 in the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 Tournament ... Posted his first double-figure scoring game of his career with 12 points (4-of-6 FG) and six boards vs. California on 3/2 ... Saw nine minutes of action on 2/28 vs. Stanford ... Hit 2-of-3 FG attempts and finished with five points and a rebound in nine minutes vs. Arizona State on 2/20 ... Collected an assist in four minutes at USC on 2/16 ... Played four minutes at UCLA on 2/14 ... Scored two points and added a rebound, an assist and a steal on 2/9 vs. Washington State ... Hit his only shot from the field and added an assist on 2/7 vs. Washington ... Saw a combined 10 minutes of action in the victories at California and Stanford on 1/31 and 2/2 ... Grabbed an offensive rebounds in two minutes vs. Connecticut on 1/26 ... Missed only FG attempt in four minutes at Arizona State on 1/23 ... Grabbed a rebound and added an assist vs. UCLA on 1/19 ... Tallied two points and six rebounds in 26 minutes vs. USC on 1/17 ... Collected four boards in 13 minutes at Washington on 1/12 ... Grabbed four rebounds at Washington State on 1/10 ... Hit 3-of-5 FGs to go with three rebounds vs. Oregon State on 1/6 ... Tallied two points and six rebounds in a season-best 28 minutes on 1/4 vs. Oregon ... Hit both FG attempts and finished with six points and four boards in the win over Valpo on 12/30 ... Grabbed eight boards and added two points vs. Pepperdine on 12/28 ... Totaled three points and three rebounds at Oregon on 12/22 ... Missed his only field goal attempt in eight minutes of action at Oregon State on 12/20 ... Grabbed a rebound in six minutes at Michigan State on 12/15 ... Totaled two points and a block on 12/8 vs. Purdue ... Played his best game to date with eight points, nine boards and two blocks on 12/4 vs. Illinois ... Tallied five points, seven rebounds (5 offensive) and 21 minutes played on 12/1 vs. Kansas ... Missed only FG attempts at Texas on 11/17 ... Grabbed four rebounds in just seven minutes in the win over No. 5 Florida on 11/9 ... Tallied two boards and a block in the win over No. 2 Maryland on 11/8.
High School: A graduate of Halstead High School in Halstead, Kan., but played as a sophomore at Mesa (Ariz.) Mountain View High ... He is rated as the No. 27 recruit in the nation and the No. 5 power forward by Fast Break Recruiting Service ... Listed on Bob Gibbons’ All-Star National Top-50 Seniors ... The Kansas Class 3A Player of the Year, Latimore averaged 24.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 blocks per game at Halstead High School ... Earned Class 3A all-State honors from the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association, Wichita Eagle and Topeka Capitol Journal ... Was an all classes first team pick as well ... Latimore averaged 25.0 points, 13.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocks as a junior for coach Mark Fox at Halstead High School and shot 53 percent from the field ... He was a Class 3A all-state selection by the Wichita Eagle, the Topeka Capitol Journal, and the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association; and an Honorable Mention All-America pick by USA Today ... Latimore was the Gatorade Circle of Champions Kansas Player of the Year as a junior ... Rated as the No. 40 player nationally by HoopScoop magazine ... He led Mesa (Ariz.) Mountain View High to the Class 5A state championship as a sophomore, where he earned 3rd team all-state honors ... Participated in the Sonny Vaccaro Roundball Classic and the Coca-Cola Classic in Las Vegas ... Earned four letters in basketball and one in track ... An outstanding student, Latimore graduated in the top 10 percent of his graduating class.
|Latimore’s Career Statistics|
|Latimore’s Pac-10 Conference Statistics|
|Latimore’s NCAA Tournament Statistics|
Points: 12, vs. California, 3/2/2002
Rebounds: 9, vs. Illinois, 12/4/2001
Field Goals: 4, twice, last, vs. California, 3/2/2002
Field Goal Attempts: 11, vs. Illinois, 12/4/2001
3-Point Field Goals: 0
3-Point Field Goal Attempts: 0
Free Throws: 4, vs. California, 3/2/2002
Free Throw Attempts: 6, vs. California, 3/2/2002
Assists: 1, six times, last, vs. Washington State, 2/9/2002
Steals: 1, four times, last, vs. California, 3/2/2002
Blocked Shots: 2, vs. Illinois, 12/4/2001
Minutes Played: 28, vs. Oregon, 1/4/2002