A multi-year starter who won two national titles with the Blue Devils and played in three Final Fours, Lang won respect for his skill and blue collar style.
And now he'll be an interested parent hoping to watch his son enjoy similar success. While Virginia Tech hasn't won the way Duke has, optimism is running high that T.J. Lang can help the program rebuild following a down cycle.
The Hokies received a commitment from Lang on Monday afternoon. The 6-6 wing averaged 17 points and five rebounds per game last season, capturing first-team all-state honors in the process.
He desperately needs to add weight to his 180-pound frame, but Lang possesses good skills and a high upside for a program that views its overall promise as being more gradual than something that will explode the next couple seasons.