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2003 Scouting Report:

Strengths: Has NBA size to withstand the physical demands of playing in the lost post... Offensively he shows solid touch to convert a high number of shots off the glass ... Understands how to use his body to set-up good position on his defender... Mentally tough player who does not stray away from physical contact... Possesses advanced rebounding techniques for his age as he does an excellent job of tapping the ball back to himself when he is out of position ... Defensively he shows surprisingly quick hands to strip the ball from his assignment... For his size Lang runs the floor very well... When blocking shots he has a great sense of timing ... Plays the game very aggressively as he constantly looks to attack the basket... Excellent offensive rebounder... Does a great job of quickly putting the ball back up on put-backs ... Takes up space in the lane to disrupt opposing guards drives ... Owns a pair of soft hands that enable him to control most passes thrown his way ... Decent athlete for a player of his size and girth ... Unselfish player who is a solid passer from the post... Does a great job of creating contact in the lane to draw fouls ...

Weakness: Fluctuating weight will be a concern as he might never gain full control ala Oliver Miller... Shot blocking ability could suffer due to his average quickness when getting off the floor... Must continue to develop his back to the basket moves when posting up ... Will need to continue to work on his conditioning to improve his stamina ... At this stage in his career his post footwork is still in need of refinement... Can play with too much aggressiveness when playing defense which leads him to be foul prone ... Needs to expand his perimeter shooting range out to 15 feet... Will need to improve on his ball handling if he is to play power forward in the NBA ... Double teams tend to effect his production because of his still developing court awareness ... Will be a project for whoever drafts him and could take 2-3 years before being NBA ready ... Defensively Lang could stand to improve on his lateral movement... Below average free throw shooter..

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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

1998-99 Shaw H.S.

Stats Not Available

1999-00 Shaw H.S.

Stats Not Available

2000-01 Shaw H.S.

26

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

5.0

11.0

N/A

15.1

2001-02 Central Park Christian H.S.

27

N/A

N/A

N/A

2.1

3.5

12.8

N/A

18.7

2002-03 Central Park Christian H.S.

27

72.0

N/A

67.0

2.0

3.8

14.7

3.0

23.5

3YR Totals

80

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

4.1

12.8

N/A

19.1

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