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Chad Lang Signs National Letter of Intent

Chad Lang Signs National Letter of Intent

April 15, 2010

NASHVILLE, TENN. - - Belmont University men's basketball head coach Rick Byrd announced Thursday the signing of Chad Lang to a national letter of intent.

Lang, a 6-11 center from Marietta, Ga., averaged nearly a double-double and five blocked shots per game as a senior at Marietta High School.

An imposing presence on both ends of the floor, Lang elevated his play late in the season as Marietta reached the Georgia 5A State Tournament Sweet Sixteen. In the opening game of the state tournament against Shiloh, Lang recorded a triple-double of 14 points, 12 rebounds and 10 blocked shots.

He also registered 10 blocked shots against South Cobb during the regular season.

Lang played AAU basketball for Marietta Heat, and drew rave reviews for his play in the 2009 Future 150 Camp in Lithonia, Ga.

Lang comes from strong basketball bloodlines. His father, Andrew, enjoyed a 12-year NBA career, playing with the Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks. Lang was the 28th overall selection in the 1988 NBA Draft following a stellar four-year career at the University of Arkansas. He earned All-Southwest Conference honors and left as the all-time leader in blocked shots in Razorback history.

Mr. Lang currently serves as team chaplain for the Atlanta Hawks.

Lang's mother, Bronwyn, was also a standout basketball player at the University of Arkansas; a team captain and an All-SWC Tournament Team performer in 1987.

Brother, Trey, is a member of the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team.

"We are excited about Chad's decision to attend Belmont University as a part of our basketball program," Byrd said. "He gives us the kind of size that schools at this level rarely have. Not only are we excited about what he can bring to our team on the floor, but he is exactly the type of person and student-athlete that we want representing Belmont University."

Lang joins swingman J.J. Mann in Belmont's incoming class.