May 19, 2006
Lang finding his own road
Trey Lang is ready for the spotlight to be on him for once. He will never say it but people are finally starting to take notice.
The 6-foot-7 forward played alongside three Division I signees last year at Wheeler High School in Marietta, Ga. On the AAU trail, he plays alongside four members of the Rivals150. At home, he hears the stories of the NBA from his father, a veteran of the league.
Lang, a three-star forward from the class of 2007, played an important role at Wheeler as a junior as he served as a rebounder amongst scorers J.T. Tiller (Missouri), James Florence (Mercer) and BeJay Corley (Mercer).
On the AAU circuit, Lang mans the block with high school teammate J.J. Hickson (a five-star big man in 2007) and Trevor Mbakwe (a four-star forward). Guards Chris Allen (Michigan State) and Casey Mitchell (a Rivals150 member) anchor the backcourt.
Lang's father, Andrew, enjoyed a long career in the NBA after his college days at Arkansas. The younger Lang said he taps into his father's knowledge as much as he can.
The younger Lang is beginning to have a number of options where he can step right in and play. Lang said he picked up an offer from Bradley last week and held an offer from South Carolina prior to the spring evaluation period. Tennessee, Arizona State, Wake Forest, Memphis and Arkansas, his father's alma mater, are all becoming major players for his signature, Lang said.
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