Lang to try NBA Draft

Former University of Louisville recruit James Lang declared his intentions to enter the 2003 NBA Draft on Friday.

Unfortunately ITV's sources and predictions were correct about James Lang bypassing college and entering the NBA Draft this June.

We were the first to report over two weeks ago that Lang had already inked with an agent, thus ending his amatuer status and collegiate eligibility. A week later, national recruiting guru Bob Gibbons reconfirmed our report of Lang's hiring of an agent.

In April, ITV became aware that Lang had attained a favorable score on the standarized test and for a brief period the Lang sweepstakes appeared to favor Louisville. However, after a conversation the night of UofL's spring game with a source close to the situation in Birmingham, ITV learned that Lang and his family were indeed intent on pursuing the NBA route and bypassing college basketball and Louisville altogher.

And despite attaining a satisfactory ACT score, Lang formally declared at a Friday press conference his intentions to forego college and enter his name in the NBA Draft this summer.

Scouts have given mixed reviews of Lang's talent but the general consensus appears to be he'll likely not be picked in the first round. Scouts have questioned his weight, conditioning and desire but are intriqued by his physical skills and ability.

Lang has tremendous skills and natural talent and ITV wishes Lang and his family all the best in their future endeavors!


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