Player Spotlight: Corey Lane - 2007

The Cager Report on sits down with one of the top 2007 Southern Arizona prospects, Corey Lane...

Corey Lane, , 6-4, Tucson (Ariz.) Cienega High School, kicks

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Lane, a top 2007 prospect in Southern Arizona.



Cager Report: What were your stats from last season?
Lane: I averaged 14 pts and 8 rebounds per game and shot 50% on FG.

CR: What is your official height and weight?
Lane: 6'4" and 205 lbs.

CR: What is your greatest basketball memory?
Lane: Dunking two-handed on a guy that was trying to draw a charge on me during a tournament game this summer at the U of A.

CR: What are your goals for the upcoming season?
Lane: I want to be the leader of my team and get my team to play well together. I want to have a winning record, make the State playoffs, and if those things happen, I would like to average a double-double in the process.

CR: What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve?

What area would you like to keep improving on?
Lane: I have worked a lot this summer on my perimeter game, mid-range jumpshot, and ball handling.  I need to improve my FT percentage.

CR: Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?
Lane: Bryce Burnett & Jerod Jung

CR: Name one teammate you really respect and why?
Lane: Ronny Barlow - He knows his role on the team, which is to bring strong defense.  He is unselfish and always looks to set up his teammates.  He will always go 110%.

CR: What are your goals regarding playing basketball in college?
Lane: I would like to get a scholarship to play college ball.  I want to go to a decent sized DII school that is also strong academically.

CR: Would you consider staying in state to play in college?
Lane: Yes.

CR: What would your top 5 college choices be?
Mesa State, Cornell, Simpson, Vanguard, Grand Canyon

CR: Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?
Lane: Jerryd Bayless - he's extremely quick and an explosive jumper.

CR: Name one opponent who you really respect and why?
Lane: Kyle Ludwig (Catalina Foothills) - he shows everyone respect both on and off the court, and he's just an all-around nice guy.

CR: What Club Basketball team do you player for in the Spring and Summer?
Lane: I had a job this summer so I just did tourneys and summer league games, mostly with my school team.

CR: How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
Lane: He would probably say I'm a good leader who is an unselfish player.  I am a decent post player that has expanded my game to the perimeter.

CR: What are your strengths and weaknesses as a player?
Lane: Rebounding, jumping and offense.  My weakness is free throws right now but I am working a lot on that.

CR: Who is your favorite athlete and why?
Lane: Amare Stoudemire - he is so gifted and fun to watch play.  His work ethic and determination is admirable.

CR: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Lane: If you put in the work - the sky's the limit.

CR: Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?
Lane: An athletic squad who runs the floor an plays like the Phoenix Suns.  Well, at least I hope so...

CR: What position do you think you will play in college?
Lane: A combination of 3 and 4.  I can play outside or inside, wherever I'm needed.

CR: What can a college program expect from you as a player?
Lane: I will always give 110% and will always listen and be respectful.  I will get it done in the classroom also, academics are just as important as athletics.

CR: What will the main factors be when you choose a school?
Lane: Primarily cost and location.  My first preference would be to stay in state, but I would also like to go to school in
Colorado, California or the Midwest (in that order).


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