Andrew Lang (basketball)

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Andrew Lang
No. 28
Center
Personal information
Born (1966-06-28) June 28, 1966 (age 48)
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school Dollarway
(Pine Bluff, Arkansas)
College Arkansas (1984–1988)
NBA draft 1988 / Round: 2 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Pro career 1988–2000
Career history
19881992 Phoenix Suns
1992–1993 Philadelphia 76ers
19931996 Atlanta Hawks
1996 Minnesota Timberwolves
19961999 Milwaukee Bucks
1999 Chicago Bulls
1999–2000 New York Knicks
Career NBA statistics
Points 4,431 (6.0 ppg)
Rebounds 3,511 (4.8 rpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Andrew Charles Lang Jr. (born June 28, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA.

After a four-year career at the University of Arkansas, Lang was selected by the Phoenix Suns as the 3rd pick in the 2nd round (28th overall) of the 1988 NBA draft. He quickly developed a reputation as a proficient shotblocker. For years, he maintained the fourth all-time NBA record of one blocked shot every 9.12 minutes.

Lang was traded in 1992 (along with Jeff Hornacek and Tim Perry) to the Philadelphia 76ers for NBA All-Star forward Charles Barkley.

This journeyman center also played for the Atlanta Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks before retiring in 2000. He finished his career averaging 6.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots per game.

Lang is the 55th all time leading shotblocker in NBA history.

He is known infamously in New York for a 1997 incident at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, involving Knicks star center Patrick Ewing. After a midair collision with Lang, Ewing fell on his wrist and did not return until the second round of the playoffs. Ewing never again regained his All-Star form after that injury. Ironically, Lang later signed with the Knicks to be Ewing's backup at the center position.

Lang is a Christian evangelist and is currently employed by the Atlanta Hawks as the team chaplain. Lang lives in Marietta, Georgia with his wife, Bronwyn. His son Trey plays college basketball for the UMass Minutemen.[1] His other son, Chad, plays college basketball for the Belmont Bruins.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Bio: Trey Lang". UMass Athletics. Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Player Bio: Chad Lang". Belmont University Athletics. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 

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