Bumped. This is a blockbuster commit for Howland. Welcome to UCLA Brendan. GO BRUINS. -N
Jill Painter reports:
Brendan Lane, a power forward out of Rocklin High of Fresno, committed to UCLA today.
``I wanted to play at a big-time school with the chance to win a national championship and learn defense from a coach like Ben Howland,'' Lane told Tim Haddock.
Lane is listed at 6'9" and 200 lbs. Both Scout.com and Rivals.com rank him as the #20 power forward in the nation in the class of 2009. According to MaxPreps, Lane averaged 20.4 points, 11.7 rebounds, and 5.2 blocks per game this past season.
Found this on ESPN.com regarding Lane:
Lane is one of the fastest rising juniors in the country. He is a hybrid four-man with solid perimeter skills. He has a long frame, quick feet, and soft hands. He is quite bouncy and has the quickness to take defenders off the dribble as well. He has the ability to fill the lane on the break and can either finish with an array of athletic moves or pull up for the three-point shot. His jump shot is solid with a fairly decent release and it should get better as he gets stronger. Lane has solid inside-out skills. He has a nice drop-step and a very good touch around the basket; however, he does have a tendency to settle for too many three-point attempts. He is a good rebounder and his outlet pass is solid as well. Overall, as his body tones up he needs to become more comfortable playing in the paint area and continue to develop his perimeter skills. Has a chance to be a high major player one day.