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Nick Lang becomes Lancers’ new basketball star

Nick Lang goes in for a layup in a basketball game.

Nick Lang goes in for a layup in a basketball game.

courtesy of Nick Lang

Nick Lang goes in for a layup in a basketball game.

courtesy of Nick Lang

courtesy of Nick Lang

Nick Lang goes in for a layup in a basketball game.

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For junior, Nick Lang, the basketball court has always been his second home. His father played basketball at Georgetown University and Nick and his brothers all grew with a competitive drive. Lang has been playing competitive basketball since he was four years old.

Lang’s mother, Stacy said,”I love to watch Nicholas play because he competes so hard every second of the game.  I also enjoy watching him play because he is the ultimate team player. He loves to play defense, encourages his teammates, demands maximum effort from himself and his teammates, loves to pass and gets his greatest satisfaction from team results.”

Freshman year, Lang was on the JV team but was later pulled up to Varsity for playoffs. In Lang’s sophomore year, the Frederick News Post awarded him with Honorable Mention for the All- County Team.

In the offseason, Nick is always in the weight room getting ready for the upcoming season by either conditioning or weight training. Coach Thomas Kraft said, “You can count on one hand all the players who train as hard or harder than him in the offseason, and if that doesn’t say something, then I don’t know what does.”

During his freshman and sophomore years, Lang was able to play with older brother Thomas, who helped the Lancers get to the regional game in the 2015-2016. “I enjoyed playing with my brother because we are both really competitive and learned the game the same way, ” said Nick.

While Thomas Lang is a member of the Shepherd University Rams team, Nick doesn’t know where he would like to go to college but hopes to figure it out this summer when he plays for his  AAU basketball team.

When Lang is on the basketball court, all of his focus on the game at hand and nothing else. In fact, his mother once asked Kraft to try and make him smile while he was on the court. “I think she wanted me to crack a joke or two,” said Kraft.

During the Middletown game, the second game of the 2016-17 season, Lang helped the Lancers pull out a win with 16 points, 5 assists, and 5 rebounds. The Lancers beat the Knights 62-46 in the second game of the season.

Senior teammate, Harry Rasmussen said, “Nick is one of the most competitive guys I’ve met. He’s a good team player and makes all the player around him look better.”

Lang is not just an athlete but he’s a scholar-athlete, with a 3.9 GPA. His favorite class is physics because the information is interesting and he likes Mr. Hahn teaching style. He also likes a variety of history classes.

Last year, Lang was confirmed at St. Peter’s Church in Libertytown and completed a community service project. Lang would go to a horse ranch and help disabled kids ride horses and make sure that the horse and child were calm when riding.

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