Skilled Shooter A Chip Off The Old Block

Talented shooting guard/small forward T.J. Lang talks about camping with the Auburn Tigers, his recruiting and more.

Mobile, Ala.—A six-foot-six shooting guard/small forward who has been a standout for McGill-Toolen since arriving on the scene for the Yellow Jackets, T.J. Lang was on the Auburn campus recently for Tony Barbee's Elite Camp along with top players from across the Southeast.

Showing good range on his shot and the ability to take the ball to the basket, Lang says that his experience on the Plains went well as he got a chance to see the campus, facilities and coaching staff up close and personal.

"The camp went great," Lang tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "There was a lot of talent there. Thanks to Auburn for inviting us out as a team. It was a great experience. We got better. Now we're getting ready for July.

"It's really nice," he adds. "The facilities are nice. The whole coaching staff is nice and friendly. They really want to get to know you as a person. It's a great environment to be around."

An All-State performer as a junior, Lang helped McGill-Toolen to the South Regional final and a 25-7 record last season playing alongside Auburn football signee Jason Smith. Averaging 17.1 points per game and 4.9 rebounds, Lang was a blazing 53 percent (53-100) from three-point range last season.

Currently with just one offer from Louisiana-Lafayette, Lang says he's hearing from Virginia Tech, Virginia, Alabama, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Marquette, Maryland and several more schools in addition to Auburn. He says that several of those schools are close to pulling the trigger with an offer, including the Tigers.

"I actually talked to one of Auburn's coaches," Lang says. "He said they were getting ready to recruit me heavily."

Planning to wait until at least the start of his senior season and possibly until after the season before making a decision, Lang says he's just enjoying the process right now and trying to take in as much information as possible. That's something he learned well from his father Antonio Lang.

A standout from Mobile who signed with the Duke Blue Devils and was part of two national championships before stints in the NBA and overseas, Lang says his father's experience and knowledge is invaluable to him in this process.

"It's great," Lang says. "I have somebody that I can relate to. Every time the recruiting process gets hard and hectic I can talk to him because he's already been through it."

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