Kris Lang signs on with NBDL

Former Tar Heel Kris Lang has been assigned to the Asheville Altitude by the NBDL, a minor league consisting of six teams that is owned and operated by the NBA.

Lang, a native of Gastonia, North Carolina, played last season in Poland for Anwil Wloclawek, averaging 9.6 ppg in his rookie year for the Polish league champs.

"I am excited to be playing for the Asheville Altitude and especially having an opportunity to play closer to home. To have family and friends see me play again is a great motivation and is beneficial to my game," Lang said in a press release issued by the team.

Asheville head coach Joey Meyer stated, "We are excited to have a North Carolina player in our organization and one that is experienced and skilled." Meyer added that Lang's recent success at training camp with the Washington Wizards, along with his size (6-11, 247 pounds) and talent, "makes him a rising candidate for the NBA."

UNC Asheville guard Andre Smith was allocated to Asheville last month. The Altitude will add more players to the roster when the 2003 NBDL Draft is held on Thursday.

On Nov. 18, the Asheville Altitude travels to the University of Missouri for an exhibition game. The Altitude closes out the NBDL exhibition schedule at Freedom Hall against the Louisville Cardinals on Nov. 23.

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