David “Big Daddy D” Lattin (born December 23, 1943) was the starting center for the Texas Western Miners in their NCAA championship year in 1966. During his playing career, he was listed at 6 feet 6 inches tall, and 225 pounds.
Lattin was born in Houston, Texas. He played under legendary coach Don Haskins. Lattin later competed in the National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association. He was a first round draft pick of the San Francisco Warriors, playing for that team for one season before being traded to the Phoenix Suns. Lattin finished his career with three seasons in the ABA.
David Lattin was inducted into the Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame and Enshrined (Texas Western) in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.
His Grandson, Khadeem is currently a freshman at the University of Oklahoma.
He was portrayed by Schin A.S. Kerr in the 2006 Disney film Glory Road produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.
Career highlights and awards
NCAA champion (1966)
Third-team All-American – AP, NABC (1967)
No. 42 retired by UTEP