June 24, 2024

COMMITMENT: UVA Basketball Secures Charlottesville Native Carter Lang

The Virginia Cavaliers have made significant strides in recruiting, landing their fourth transfer commitment in three days. After a slow start in the transfer portal, Virginia secured commitments from four players within 72 hours. Following the commitments of former Duke forward TJ Power and San Diego State forward Elijah Saunders, the Cavaliers added Charlottesville native and former Vanderbilt forward Carter Lang.

Lang, a 6’9” rising sophomore, is reportedly joining the team as a walk-on with three years of eligibility remaining. He was an ESPN four-star recruit and ranked as the No. 5 player in Virginia from St. Anne’s-Belfield, where he averaged 18.3 points and 14.9 rebounds, shooting 58.3% from the floor.

COMMITMENT: UVA Basketball lands Charlottesville native Carter Lang -  Streaking The Lawn

Last season, Lang started seven games for Vanderbilt, averaging 1.8 points and 3.5 rebounds in 11.5 minutes per game. He entered the transfer portal on April 5th after Vanderbilt hired new head coach Mark Byington. With recent additions to the frontcourt, Lang will need to compete for playing time, but his 6’9”, 235-pound frame makes him one of the most physically imposing players on the roster, alongside returning sophomore forward Blake Buchanan.

Tony Bennett and his staff have assembled a strong transfer class, including former McDonald’s All-American nominee Jalen Worley, former five-star recruit TJ Power, and forward Elijah Saunders. Notably, three out of the four commits have at least two years of eligibility left, complementing Virginia’s already young roster.

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