Monday, December 28, 2009

Lalanne Leads Oak Ridge to Victory

Cady Lalanne posted a double-double on Saturday to lead Oak Ridge High to a victory over Richwood High of Louisiana. The final score was 58 to 51. Oak Ridge improved to 7 and 3 on the year.

Lalanne scored 19 points on an efficient 7 of 12 from the field. He went just 5 off 9 from the free throw line, so there is still room for improvement on that stat line. Lalanne also had 10 rebounds and 5 blocked shots.

Lalanne is averaging 19 points and 13 rebounds so far in the season. The good news for Georgia is that he will continue to get better. As has been reported elsewhere, Lalanne didn't start playing basketball until his 8th grade year. At that time, he was 6' 3" and 180 pounds, and didn't have much in the way of basketball skill.

Since that time, however, Lalanne has improved every year. He is now 6' 9" and 220 pounds. He is a versatile player that can finish at the rack and shoot from the outside as well.

Once he gets weight training at UGA, Lalanne will be a formidable post presence for the Dawgs. Should be fun to watch him develop alongside Trey Thompkins.

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