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Tech Signs Basketball Prospects Plavich, Lane

ATLANTA (Nov. 14) — Point guard Brendan Plavich of Dalton, Ga., and forward Halston Lane of Oak Ridge, Tenn., have signed national letters of intent to play basketball at Georgia Tech, head coach Bobby Cremins announced.

Plavich has been rated among the Top 50 players in the nation, while Lane is a Top 100 prospect.

We’re very excited to have these two outstanding student-athletes join our program, said Cremins, who is beginning his 19th season with the Rambling Wreck. Both are very good students and outstanding young men who are really excited about Georgia Tech. My staff did a great job in recruiting these players.

Plavich, 6-2 and 195 pounds, was rated among the nation’s Top 50 high school seniors by FoxSports.com and a Top 100 prospect by Athlon magazine. He averaged 29.7 points, 8.6 assists and 7.0 rebounds as a junior at Dalton High School, where he is coached by Dennis Godfrey.

Plavich was named the Chattanooga Prep Player of the Year as well as all-region, all-area and all-tri-state and was one of three finalists for the Chattanooga Athlete of the Year for all sports. Already Dalton High’s all-time leading scorer, he averaged 21 points per game as a sophomore and 14 ppg as a freshman.

Brendan Plavich is one of the top players in the state and one of the top point guards in the country, said Cremins. He is very smart and competitive, and he really knows how to play the point guard position.

Lane, a 6-6, 200-pound small forward, was the Knoxville News-Sentinel’s East Tennessee Player of the Year as a junior, when he led Oak Ridge High School to the state semifinals. Rated among Bob Gibbons’ Top 100 seniors, he averaged 23.4 points and 8.9 rebounds per game for coach Chuck Carringer.

Halston Lane is a real sleeper, said Cremins. He has a great work ethic, and we think he will develop into a very good player.

Lane and Plavich were teammates on the Tennessee Travellers AAU team.

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