Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Niels Lane down to five schools, sets three officials
By ADAM ZAGORIANiels Lane, the 6-foot-5, 205-pound Freehold, N.J. native from Roselle (N.J.) Catholic and Team Final, is down to five schools and has set three official visits.
Lane will trip to Florida (Sept. 6-8), Miami (Sept. 13-15) and Texas (Sept. 20-22).
He also has an unofficial set for UConn on Aug. 30. Providence is also still in the mix, his father said, but no visit has been set. Those are the final five schools he’s considering.
“Niels is just scratching the surface of what he can be,” RC coach Dave Boff said. “He’s very skilled, can defend and plays with great energy. That’s a rare combination. Guys like that are special players.”.
Wherever he goes, Lane plans to be a “high-energy guy on both ends of the floor.”
“I take a lot of pride in my defense, I consider myself a lock-down defender,” he said. “I can also score the ball. I’m a good shooter. I still have room to improve on my jump shot, but I feel like my jump shot’s pretty good. And I think I can lead a team. I think I have pretty good leadership skills.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.