Mike White and the Florida Gators basketball program have landed another four-star out of state recruit. Four-star shooting guard Niels Lane announced that he has verbally committed to the University of Florida. The Florida Gators landed another New Jersey recruit as they signed Scottie Lewis in the 2019 recruiting class. With Lane’s commitment, the Florida Gators now have the 22nd ranked recruiting class in the country. Niels Lane is the third commit in the 2020 Florida Gators recruiting class with Osayi Osifo and Samson Ruzhentsev. Lane is also the only shooting guard in the Gators 2020 recruiting class.
Who is Niels Lane?
Niels Lane is a four-star shooting guard out of Roselle Catholic High School in Roselle, New Jersey. The newest Florida commit has offers from some of the top college basketball programs in the country. During his recruitment, Niels Lane has received 18 offers. He has offers from schools like Florida, Georgia, Miami, Providence, Seton Hall, Texas, UCONN and Xavier. Lane took four official visits as he used his first one on the Gators on September 6th. He also took official visits to Miami, Texas and UCONN. Lane is also one of the top ranked recruits in the 2020 recruiting cycle. On Rivals, Lane is the 63rd ranked recruit and the 16th ranked shooting guard in the country. On the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, Lane is the 84th ranked recruit and 14th ranked shooting guard in the country.
Niels Lane is a 6’5” 195 pound shooting guard. The first thing that jumps out about Niels Lane is his athleticism. He’s one of the most explosive athletes in the 2020 recruiting cycle. Lane is a terrific defensive player as he grabs a lot of rebounds for a shooting guard and is a good on-ball defender. High energy type player that gets the crowd and his teammates going. Lane has a decent shot but is still developing on the offensive side of the ball. This is a nice pickup for Mike White and the Florida Gators basketball program.