LIU Brooklyn gets their second commit for ’13-’14

Today is the first day of the early signing period for basketball recruits to commit to their school of choice for next season. LIU Brooklyn is expected to get a National Letter of Intent from Nura Zanna who I wrote about when he first announced his commitment to LIU Brooklyn back on October 15th.

Late last night, Alex Kline of tweeted this:

Jahmal Lane becomes the second commit for LIU head coach Jack Perri and the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds for the ’13-’14 season. Lane is a 6’3″, 195 lbs. shooting guard out of prestigious St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, NJ. Before arriving at St. Benedict’s Prep for this season, Lane previous played at Plainfield High School in Plainfield, NJ. According to Tim McClain of the Newark Star-Ledger on, Lane led Plainfield to two straight New Jersey State Tournament of Champions finals and he was named the Newark Star-Ledger’s Union County Player of the Year. He lead Plainfield to a 30-4 record last season and was also a first-team district selection. He averaged 14 points per game while grabbing six rebound a game. He was a teammate of FDU’s freshman point guard Sekou Harris at Plainfield. As Alex Kline’s tweet suggest, he will wait to sign his NLI until the spring. Word is that he needs to get his academics in order to qualify and become eligible to play for the Blackbirds next season.

There is a several highlight videos of Jahmal Lane on YouTube. Here is a one:

You can see Lane likes to drive the lane (saw what I did there) and get to the rim or take short jumpers. You also see he is capable of making the three as well.

Perri and his staff currently have six scholarships at their disposal for next season so four more scholarships remain to be handed out for next season.

By the way, be careful on relying on the ESPN recruiting tab on’s LIU Brooklyn team page. They are not always 100% accurate. Example: You see that ESPN recruiting has a player name Chris Grady on there as committed to LIU but with no date to the commitment. Problem is, the player’s name is actually Chris Brady and he hasn’t committed to LIU. In fact, I was told by sources that the school has not heard back from him since mid-summer. Just an FYI on some of the recruiting/commitment info that is out there.


  1. Sam Schatz says:

    Thanks for checking out the Edwards situation…as far as Thompson goes it reminds of the definition of Insanity by Albert Einstein..

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.


  2. Lane is a good commit from a great program….Edwards is now off the LIU roster and is not mentioned in today’s game notes..any idea if he is still enrolled or what exactly happened??

    Thompson still listed as a starter against Maryland???? Why not Reed?

    •LIU freshman forward has come off the bench to spark the Blackbirds in each of the first two games.
    •Despite averaging 18.0 minutes per game, Reed ranks second on the team at 7.0 rebounds per game including five offensive.

    •Reed has also contributed with a team-high three blocks and knocked down the first three-pointer of his career against Lafayette.

    Tell me again why Thompson should be starting over Reed..?


    • I have made an inquiry in regards to the status of Edwards. I will hopefullly have an answer for you either later today or tomorrow.

      As far as Thompson go, the coaches are going to stick with him in the starting lineup. At least for a little while longer. They like his poise and leadership and veteran experience over the guys they have now on the bench. I also think they like having Reed coming off the bench to give them energy. Right now, he really has been the only spark coming off the bench. Until Kenny Onyechi and Booker Hucks come back from their injuries and get back into basketball shape and give them the veteran presence they need off the bench, don’t look to see any lineup changes. Remember, Reed is a freshman so he is going to be inconsistent eventually but he has a great first two games to start off his college career.

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