Niels Lane, the 4-star guard from the Northeast (NY/NJ) has listed Providence College in his cut down list of his final seven schools, joining Hunter Dickinson as the second 2020 recruit has included the Friars in their final listing of schools this week.
— TIPTON EDITS 🏀 (@TiptonEdits) July 27, 2019
The other six schools include Texas, Georgia, Miami, UConn, Xavier, and Florida.
Lane was just the third player that the Friars offered a scholarship to in the 2020 class, which should tell you a lot about how they feel about the young man’s skills and character. Not only was he the third player that the coaching staff offered a scholarship to, but he was unranked in his class at the time they offered him. The Friars have shown a track record of recognizing talent a long ways before other schools do, and the scouting by their staff is a big reason why. Lane is now rated as a Top-75 prospect…the Friars offered Niels back in November of 2017. Lane actually referenced PC Assistant Coach Jeff Battle in his announcement of being offered by PC, a good sign that the two of them have a solid relationship.
Lane also went on an unofficial visit to Friartown but hasn’t been on campus since the Ruane Center has been finished, which could be a nice selling point. Niels does remind me of the long guards that Cooley seems to gravitate towards, much like Kris Dunn and David Duke. Versatility is the name of the game for the guard/wings for the Friars.
I don’t need to break down his game because I can just post this…
— Courtside Films (@CourtsideFilms) July 11, 2019
I will say that I love this kid’s attitude because he always seems like he’s in attack mode. That’s the kind of approach that you can’t teach and it’s the type of thing that single-handedly can take you to the next level. And some updated highlights for your viewing pleasure.