Lattner Named DIII National Player of the Week

Lattner Named DIII National Player of the Week

St. Louis, Mo. – Junior Luke Lattner was recently named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Division III National Player of the Week.

Lattner (Hinsdale, Ill.) led the Tigers to a 114-110 triple overtime win over Wabash College in his only game for the week ending Feb. 21. In the game, he led all scorers with 55 points and added 10 rebounds for his first career double-double.

His 55 points and 19 field goals made set a new single game school record, one that was held for nearly 47 years by Tom McCormick when he scored 45 against Ball State in 1969. The 55 points became a new Neal Fieldhouse record as well as a NCAC record, dethroning Ohio Wesleyan's Scott Tedder when he scored 50 in 1987.

The point total was also the third-highest in NCAA Division III this season. Lattner was five points shy to be tied for first.

The Tigers recently wrapped up their season, going 8-17 overall and 4-14 in the NCAC. Lattner was the team's leading scorer at 18.5 points per game.

Lattner was also recognized this week as the North Coast Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week.

The U.S. Basketball Writers Association was formed in 1956 at the urging of then-NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers. With some 900 members worldwide, it is one of the most influential organizations in college basketball. It has selected an All-America team since the 1956-57 season. For more information on the USBWA and its award programs, contact executive director Joe Mitch at 314-795-6821.