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Name is James Lang and here are what people say about his game.
Another impressive Ice player was 6-11, 300 pound center James Lang. He moves quite well despite his girth, scoring inside and clearing out space for rebounds. A lot of people compared him to Wake Forest's new frosh Eric Williams, but Lang is a bit lighter on his feet. I loved the way he attacked the offensive glass in particular. Once some of his footwork is refined a bit more, he will certainly be able to contribute at a very high level.


James Lang, C, Alabama Ice:

"Possibly no player received more buzz at the Dean E. Smith Center than the heavyweight Lang. Looking simply on the surface, you wouldn’t pay that much attention to him, but after watching explosive dunk after explosive dunk, your opinion changes. Listed at 6-11, 305 pounds, Lang gets off the ground faster than anyone with comparable size and height. A lane filler, Lang showed deceptively quick post moves, soft hands, and great positioning on the low block. While it remains to be seen if this was just a good weekend, for at least one tournament Lang shined. " - SM


Lang is a 6-11, 300+pound post prospect who has evolved from a plodding banger into an aggressive, surprisingly athletic warrior. Lang does more than just throw his weight around. He throws it down on people. Several times over the course of the weekend he finished plays with emphatic jams whose force shook the basket supports long after he’d trotted back to the defensive end. Lang was certainly one of the biggest sleepers in the tournament, and he should get ample attention from SEC schools on the lookout for big men.


ESPN Reports:

James Lang
6-11, 305 and counting, senior (Parkway Christian H.S./Birmingham, Ala.)
This Mobile native is a big, big man. But he carries it well. Lang's bigger (thicker, heavier) than he was a year ago, but surprisingly, he's also become more athletic. He's got some explosive power in his game, which resembles (I didn't say "compares to") the raw strength and athleticism of Shaquille O'Neal. Lang possesses excellent hands, thick shoulders, hand strength and if he gets the ball down low in dunking position, watch out! He can really catapult that bulk of his and snap the rim back. It's very difficult to stop someone that big, when they have the power, agility and confidence to do a strong imitation of a Shaq two-handed power dunk.

Lang, while not a gazelle, runs the floor well for his bulk. At the Gibbons Tournament, his conditioning and stamina were impressive. He's carrying a few extra pounds, but he's still just a high school player.

If Lang continues to play like he did at the Gibbons tournament, his stock will rise quickly. He's also got some toughness/meanness about him, which for a post player isn't a bad thing. He works hard and he's still developing. Lang has a pair of excellent mitts and he can score on the low block. He'll be playing with Kenny Harris' Alabama Ice at the adidas Big Time in Las Vegas and he's gonna be at adidas ABCD Camp this weekend in New Jersey.


6-11, 305-pound rising senior James Lang (Central Park Christian H.S./Birmingham, Ala.) is moving his big caboose up and down the floor better and working much harder than last year. He had several effort plays and was just about unstoppable around the basket. In the opinion of quite a few observers, he gave 6-10, 265-pound rising senior Kendrick Perkins (Ozen H.S./Beaumont, Texas) a run for his money as the camp's toughest center matchup (and this year's edition of adidas ABCD was loaded with quality big men).


ESPN.Com Rates him as the No.5 Prospect in America!
 

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That would be awesome if that player got to that level.

But don't forget Derrick Caracter from New Jersey!!!!!!

He is a 6-9 270 lb Freshman in high school that is built like a damn brick! He has a huge upside and just think if he grows more! He already has the perfect frame for a NBA 4 and he is a freshman in high school, DAMN! He might be the next young baller that is a regular at the ABCD camp throughout this high school career. Just like Sebastian Telfair was when he was in middle school on.
 

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Cool, huge players are always welcome in the NBA! lol. Another big prospect is Missouri's Arther Johnson. He looks like a truck!! Give him another inch or two to grow and he would be like Shaq's twin. :yes:
 

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perkins is more polished than both in terms of post up moves, footwork, etc. however, those things can be taught. size, on the other hand, cant be taught. its kinda of unfair to compare these 3 prospects now as everyone has their own learning curve, but it will be interesting to see how each develops.
 

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At 6'9" Perkins is closer to the next Tractor Traylor than Shaq. This Lang kid is a suprise and is suppose to have rare athleticism. Still, comparsions to Shaq are absurb. A center in Shaq's league comes around once ever 15 to 20 years.
 

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Why does everyone look for the next Shaq??-There isn't ever going to be another player like Shaq :no:
 
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