Project Triple Threat / Staff Writer
You'd be hard pressed to find a teammate, coach, opponent, or college recruiter that doesn't have a great deal of respect for PTT guard, Aaron Lathom.
Over the course of two club seasons with Project Triple Threat (PTT), Aaron led PTT-Blue to a host of big wins and championship Sunday tournament appearances.
Upon graduating from Glastonbury HS (CT), where he collected multiple CIAC All-State honors, Lathom opted for a post-grad year at Taft School in Watertown, CT.
"Aaron set the tone for our group this season with his work ethic throughout the fall," explained Taft head coach, Shavar Bernier. "He was consistently willing to get up at 6:00 am for morning workouts and usually brought a few teammates with him. His confidence and will to be great pushed him, and allowed us to reach our potential."
Now, Aaron will take his talent and work ethic to the Northeast-10 conference, signing with perennial league power, Bentley University.
"He [Lathom] is one of the few athletes that I've coached here at Taft that is actually reaching their full potential," Bernier added. "To be named NEPSAC Class A All-New England, with how productive he was this season, and then to become a scholarship player in the NE-10, it's special."
PTT founding coach, Drew Dawson, agrees.
"Aaron Lathom is on Mount Rushmore of players I've had the pleasure of coaching," said Coach Dawson. "He leads, is a great teammate, coachable, and competes with tremendous focus and grit. Bentley is getting a good one in Aaron."
Aaron Lathom becomes the fifth PTT player just this year to earn a scholarship to play in college.