Aaron Rohlman sets Gaston County history at North Carolina
Aaron Rohlman became the third Gaston County player in history to start a game for UNC on Tuesday. Rohlman, a 2014 Huss graduate, played two minutes and had one rebound in the Tar Heels’ 91-88 loss to Miami. He joins 1979 Ashbrook graduate James Worthy and 1998 Huss graduate Kris Lang as Gaston County products to start games for the Tar Heels.
Guthridge touch helped make Kris Lang the player he remains today
I’m certain Kris Lang shed a tear on Wednesday when he heard the news of former UNC basketball coach Bill Guthridge’s death. It’s because in many ways, Guthridge’s teaching methods live on through Lang’s now 13-year professional career. Since Lang is in Venezuela playing for his current team Cocodrilos de Caracas – they had a game Saturday night – he was unable to be reached for comment.
Former Tar Heels hoopster Kris Lang opening doors for business
The owner and tenants at a new Gastonia office building are borrowing a business strategy from Europe and a name from a Tar Heels tactic. Four Corners on Garrison, a business plaza with a salon, barbershop and offices opened earlier this month. Kris Lang owns the building and says he had five tenants signed before the center was complete.
Kris Lang happy to be home, but will be headed back overseas
Kris Lang has won a championship at every level of basketball he’s ever played. He’s always given back to the Gastonia community in which he grew up. And that’s continuing this week as he runs a basketball camp at Gaston Christian School.
Lucas: UNC Basketball Mailbag
Only two other Tar Heel teams have ever had four active 1,000-point scorers. The most recent was in 2005, when the eventual national champions included Rashad McCants, Jawad Williams, Raymond Felton and Sean May. The 2000-01 team also had four active players reach the milestone, as it included Jason Capel, Brendan Haywood, Kris Lang and Joseph Forte. This year's team will join that group very soon.
Turk Telekom signs center Kris Lang
Kris Lang has left the NBADL's Austin Toros in favor of returning overseas to play for Turk Telekom in Ankara, Turkey, where his teammates include Chris Williams (Virginia), Khalid El-Amin (Connecticut) and Erwin Dudley (Alabama). Lang will take the place of Michael Wright, who was a force for the club early in the season, but has been sidelined since late December with a knee injury. ( - Thanks to Bob Joseph for sending this in)
Kris Lang Celebrates Birth of Second Child
Former UNC basketball player Kris Lang is celebrating the birth of his second child. Kristoffer Douglas Lang Jr. was born on January 23, 2008 and weighed 8 pounds and 3 ounces. He's 21 inches long and, in the words of the family, is "the sweetest baby on Earth." (Thanks to Bob Joseph, former author of Inside Carolina's "Tar Heel Pros News & Notes," for sending us the happy news.)
Catching Up With: Kris Lang
Since graduating from North Carolina in 2002, Kris Lang, 27, is now in his fifth season of professional basketball. After stops in Poland, the D-League with Asheville, South Korea and Spain, the 6-11 center is midway through his second season with VidiVici Virtus Bologna in Italy's top league, Serie A. He has also played for several teams in NBA summer-league and preseason action.
Lucas: UNC Basketball Mailbag Feb. 14
Freshman became eligible in the 1972-73 season. Since then, only 10 players have earned the right to be called 4-year starters: Walter Davis, Phil Ford, Mike O'Koren, Sam Perkins, Brad Daugherty, Kenny Smith, Jeff Lebo, Ademola Okulaja, Jason Capel, and Kris Lang. Jawad Williams started only 9 games his freshman year, so he didn't make the cut.
Three Heels in NBA Summer League
The first of the NBA summer leagues begins in Las Vegas on Wednesday, with three former Tar Heels already on rosters. Ed Cota, Kris Lang and Jawad Williams have all been picked up to compete in the 16-team event from July 6-15.