Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day. It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player.
Here is the latest commitment.
Player: Carter Lang
Committed to: Vanderbilt
What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:
'Each year it seems like the DMV area (and Virginia in-particular) is able to produce high-level post prospects worth noting for the foreseeable future, and Carter Lang definitely feels like that guy for the Class of 2023. While their whole roster is overflowing with talent, Lang still stands out amongst the crowd. Not only does he possess terrific size, fluidity, and strength, but his instincts are truly far-advanced from most high school players. Lang simply sees the game differently and it's evident in legitimately every movement he makes. Everything is purposeful, even if it's just what appears to be a basic decision. Lang displays excellent vision, rebounding instincts, and an efficient inside-out scoring arsenal. He understands how to position himself for success as well as anyone, specifically for a big man, and simply checks all the boxes to be a high-level prospect for numerous Division I programs. Given the complete scope of his identity, expect Lang to be one of the most coveted players in the country over the next few years.' – 2021
'Lang caught my attention as a man-child eighth-grader last season and still has the appearance of the strongest big fella returning to the Saints. Standing at 6'7,' the left-handed freshman performed well with 3.4 ppg and 3.9 rpg as the only non-high schooler on STAB's roster last year. He's physical guy who already thinks the game well and works hard in the paint for his offense. Defensively, he uses his own frame to make it hard for whoever's up against him in a similar way to Ethan. It works more times than not and should immediately send a message to most teams both in and out of conference. Lang can step out to the perimeter a bit but still seems to be fully instilling that within his game.' – 2019
'2023 6'9 Carter Lang is a center/power forward that understands how to use his size but also finds success in pick and pop/roll situations on the court. But he has continued to adjust and develop his game, adjusting to different paces as a young prospect. With his game though, his ability to score from multiple levels, stretching the defense from three, along with his ability to pull-up or finish at the rim, Lang brings a lot of early intrigue. But Lang has also been working on becoming even more versatile with his game, both offensively and defensively. He wants to continue to work on his quickness and speed, as well as his ability to make quick decisions.' – 2020