James Lang (basketball)

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James Lang
James Lang of Arkansas RimRockers in 2006.jpg
Lang in 2006 with the Arkansas RimRockers
Personal information
Born (1983-10-17) October 17, 1983 (age 34)
Mobile, Alabama
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school Central Park Christian
(Birmingham, Alabama)
NBA draft 2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48th overall
Selected by the New Orleans Hornets
Playing career 2004–2009
Position Center
Number 54
Career history
2004 Oklahoma Storm
2004 Asheville Altitude
2004–2005 Portland Reign
2005 Club Básquet Inca
2005–2006 Arkansas RimRockers
2006–2007 Washington Wizards
2007 Arkansas RimRockers
2007–2008 Utah Flash
2008 Maccabi Rishon LeZion
2009 Utah Flash

James Lang (born October 17, 1983) is an American former professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Washington Wizards.

Professional career[edit]

He was selected with the 19th pick of the 2nd round (48th overall) of the 2003 NBA draft by the New Orleans Hornets, but was waived in December of that year after back injuries kept him sidelined and after GM Bob Bass proclaimed that Lang did not show "the potential to be put on the active roster".

Lang attended pre-season camp with the Utah Jazz in 2005 but did not make the team.

The Toronto Raptors signed Lang to a 10-day contract on March 27, 2006 and he was waived after this contract. Lang had averaged 8.3 points and 5.0 rebounds in 32 games for the Arkansas RimRockers of the NBA Developmental League during the 2006 season.

He signed two 10-day contracts with the Atlanta Hawks early in the 2006 season but did not see any game action.

On September 14, 2006, Lang was signed by the Washington Wizards.[1] In July 2007, Lang was released by the Wizards.

He was in training camp with the Utah Flash of NBA Developmental League gearing up for the 2009-2010 season but the 26-year-old was "waived for medical reasons" on November 18, 2009.

The day after Thanksgiving in 2009, Lang suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed.[2]


  1. ^ Carter, Ivan (September 14, 2006). "Wizards Sign Four, Two With Local Ties". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  2. ^ Bob Cohn. "Ex-Wizard Lang recovering after stroke". The Washington Times. December 11, 2009. Retrieved on August 19, 2012.

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