Lathan sets record

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 26, 2007

MURFREESBORO n Trayvon Lathan has added yet another milestone to an already touted basketball career at Chowan University.

The senior guard became the program’s all-time leading scorer after netting 22 points on the road at Concord University (WV) Thursday night.

He needed four points heading into the game to break Herman Moore’s mark of 1,792 points set over his four seasons of play from 1994-1997.

Lathan became a member of the 1000-point club faster than any player in school history after scoring a remarkable 539 points in his first season and 466 points in his sophomore season.

The honors have flowed steadily since his arrival on campus to include being named the USA South’s Rookie of the Year and a member of the D3Hoops South Region Team, all in his rookie season. He was named the USA South Rookie of the Week a total of eight times in his first year, including a streak of seven consecutive weeks with this honor.

Since that explosive first season he has gone on to be named to the National Christian College Athletic Association South Region (First Team) twice, earned NCCAA All American honors twice, and NCCAA South Region Player of the Year last season. Lathan helped his junior squad to a new program record of 19 wins, a NCCAA South Region Tournament title, and a 3rd place finish at the NCCAA Nationals.

The Chesapeake, Virginia native and Deep Creek High School graduate has led the team in scoring for four consecutive seasons and is putting up 17.0 points per game to lead the team this season.

When Lathan hangs up the shoes for the last time this year, he will leave Chowan as the most decorated men’s basketball player in program history (four-year).