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Arthur Latham, a forward for St. Catharine College, is used to the word “double” when it comes to his performance on the court. The 6-7 junior from North Hardin High School has four times recorded a double-double this season. He is scoring in double figures at 19.3 points a game. He has scored in double digits in 16 of the Patriots’ 17 games this season.
And now Latham has earned a “double” off the court. Last Monday he was named as the Player of the Week in both the Mid-South Conference as well as the national Player of the Week in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. The honors came Latham’s way due to performances against Cumberland University and Berea College when he scored 24 and 29 points respectively.
“Arthur has played well all season but especially the last couple of weeks,” said St. Catharine coach J.T. Burton. “In addition to his scoring he has really stepped up his play defensively.”
Latham is currently second in the Mid-South in scoring and is also the leading rebounder at with 7.7 boards a game. He is 20th in the nation in scoring average in the NAIA. Latham’s best outing came December 19 when he scored 31 points against Alice Lloyd. In the last six games he is averaging 26 points.
“He is a great kid to coach,” added Burton. “He is working hard to post up inside to get the ball and it is paying off for him.”