Men’s basketball adds CJ Lane shooting guard
CHARLESTON, Illinois – Eastern Illinois Men’s Basketball Head Coach Marty simmons continues to replenish the Panthers’ roster for the coming season as the first-year head coach has signed CJ Lane, a Florida SouthWestern College shooting guard.
Lane (6’5 “, 200) was a second-team All-Conference player last season averaging 9.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game while leading the team to 3 points with 47.
“We are delighted to welcome CJ to the EIU Basketball family. CJ is an excellent shooter with an extended reach of 3. His size and strength allow him to play multiple positions on the perimeter. CJ plays with great intensity and passion, leaving everything he has on the floor, “said Simmons.” He knows what it takes to win, coming to us from Florida SouthWestern College where, in two seasons, he helped them set an overall record of 47 -7. He was named second-year All-Conference second team and we look forward to his arrival in Charleston and started his basketball career with the Panthers. “
Lane played two seasons at Florida SouthWestern College in 23 games last season. He increased his conference score to 11 points per game to win second-team All-Conference honors. He has scored in double digits in 14 games with a high of 21 points against Miami Dade. As a freshman, he averaged 3.1 points per game for 39% over a 3-point range.
Lane is originally from Eatonville, Fla., And plays basketball at Jones HS High School. He averaged 18 points and 4 rebounds per game in his senior year. His cousin Jermaine Taylor stood out at UCF before playing in the NBA.
Lane is the latest player to be signed by Simmons, as the Panthers have now added six players for next season. Myles Baker (6’3, L, Central Connecticut State / Chicago, Ill.) Signed earlier this week joining Elijah Wood (6’5, L, Univ. Of Nebraska / Potomac, Md.), Jermaine Hamlin (6 ’10, F, Univ. Of Illinois / Lincoln, Ill.), Paul Bizimana (6’8, F, Haltom HS / Haltom City, Texas) and Kejuan Clements (6’2, G, Triton College / Chicago, Ill. ).