SENIOR SEASON AT NOTRE DAME (2004-05): Skilled frontline player who will figure prominently into Notre Dame rotation...will combine with Torin Francis to form one of the BIG EAST's intimidating frontcourt tandems...has a strong understanding of Irish system after practicing with the team all of last season...will be a physical presence around the basket...a natural offenisve talent who possesses good hands and footwork for a player with his size...has a soft shooting touch...his ability to hit the three-point shot will make him a tough player to defend...will be most effective for the Irish in the post...needs to concentrate on improving defense and rebounding.
JUNIOR SEASON AT NOTRE DAME (2003-04): Transferred to Notre Dame in June of 2003 after playing two seasons at the University of Arizona...was not eligible to play during the '03-'04 campaign due to NCAA transfer requirements.
SOPHOMORE SEASON AT ARIZONA (2002-03): Was averaging 3.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 12.0 minutes before voluntarily leaving the team on February 25, 2003...was shooting 51.9 percent from the field...played in 23 games and earned lone career starting appearance on versus Washington State...finished that game with one point and five boards...combined for 15 points and 15 boards in 35 minutes versus both Oregon and Oregon State...scored in double figures for the second time in his career against Washington State as he scored 10 points on four-of-seven shooting from the field, in addition to grabbing seven boards...netted six points and grabbed two boards against UCLA...also had five points and two rebounds versus Bruins in first meeting...played 15-plus minutes in seven contests...played a season-high 23 minutes versus Oregon State and logged 20-plus minutes in four games...collected six points, six rebounds in 16 minutes versus Washington...grabbed seven boards against Boston University...had season-highs of eight points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots versus Davidson...scored seven points in win over Texas...in season opener against Western Kentucky netted seven points and grabbed six rebounds in 21 minutes.
FRESHMAN SEASON AT ARIZONA (2001-02): Averaged 1.9 points and 2.5 rebounds while appearing in 34 contests...scored a career-high 12 points versus California in 18 minutes and connected on four-of-six shots from the field...logged 10-plus minutes in 14 contests and played 20-plus minutes in four games...played a career-best 28 minutes against Oregon...grabbed a career-high nine rebounds versus Illinois...also had eight points and two blocked shots in the contest...scored five points and grabbed seven rebounds in 21 minutes versus Kansas...collected five rebounds against Arizona State in quarterfinals of Pac-10 tournament...scored five points in nine minutes of action against Arizona State...tallied two points and six rebounds versus USC...collected four boards in 13 minutes in contest at Washington...also grabbed four rebounds in game at Washington State...finished with six points and four rebounds versus Valparaiso...two days prior to that contest hauled in eight rebounds against Pepperdine...grabbed four rebounds in seven minutes versus Florida...had two boards and a blocked shot in first career outing versus eventual national champion Maryland.
HIGH SCHOOL: Kansas Class 3A Player of the Year as he averaged 24.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 blocked shots in senior season (2000-01)...earned Class 3A all-state honors from the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association, Wichita Eagle and Topeka Capitol Journal...as a junior, was named to the Gatorade Circle of Champions Kansas Player of the Year and USA Today Honorable Mention All-America selection after netting 25.0 points, 13.3 rebounds and 2..7 blocked shots...played his sophomore year at Mesa (Ariz.) Mountain View High School...led Mesa to the Class 5A state championship and was a third-team all-state selection...participated in the Sonny Vaccaro Roundball and Coca-Cola Classic in Las Vegas...earned four letters in basketball and one in track.
PERSONAL: Graduated in the top-10 percent of his high school class...brother Denver is a tight end on University of Kansas football team...full name is Dennis Marion Latimore...youngest of two children...son of Melinda Latimore...born 9-19-82 in Newton, Kan...enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as an English and Afro-American Studies major.