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Portland State Signs Valley's
Felix Lang To LOI--(May 4, 2000)

And the hits just keep on coming. . . . Portland State has picked up one of the better recruiting classes on the West Coast this year, and now in addition to the other signees we've reported on,  Mike Lund, PSU's media relations guru has e-mailed with the latest press release from the northwest announcing the signing of yet another SoCal native,  Felix Lang (6'-3" So. SG) from LA Valley College.   Lang, who played high school basketball at LA Fremont and LA Hamilton will be joined by other recent SoCal signees Charles Madison (6-1 So. SG) from College of the Canyons in Valencia, and Valley College teammate Jerrohn Jordan (6'-8" So. F) who signed a few days ago.   Madison played for two seasons at Canyons but sat out last year. As a sophomore in 1998-99, Madison averaged 15.1 points, 4.0 assists. He was named first team All-Western State Conference and his team's Most Valuable Player. Originally from Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, Madison was a teammate of former Viking Ivan Garner.PSU has also signed Seamus Boxley (6'-7" Sr. SG/SF) from Mountlake Terrace HS in Washington, Jamaal Thomas (6-8 So. F) from Lamar Community College in Colorado, and Pump N Run's Heath Bailey (6'-10" Sr. C) from Beaverton HS  in Beaverton, Oregon.  

Here's the official press release:

Sobotka Completes Men's Basketball
Recruiting With Signing of Lang
Six new signees for 2000-01.

May 4, 2000

Portland, Ore. - Portland State Head Basketball Coach Joel Sobotka has announced the signing of Felix Lang to a National Letter of Intent for the 2000-01 academic year. Lang is the sixth recruit to sign with the Vikings for the coming season, and completes PSU's recruiting for the spring. 

Lang, a 6-3 guard, was a teammate of previous signee Jerrohn Jordan at Los Angeles Valley JC the past two seasons. Lang was the Western States Conference Player of the Year after averaging 18.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. The junior-to-be was one of 22 players named JC All-State for California among 110 teams. An outstanding shooter, Lang shot 54.5% from the field last season, and 41.2% from three-point range. 

"Felix is a skilled shooter and scorer, and he can score in a number of ways, whether it be from the outside or putting it on the floor," Coach Sobotka said. "His maturity and leadership will help us right away." 

"We are excited to have a second player join us from L.A. Valley Junior College. Coach Doug Michelson has a great program and we know his players are very fundamentally sound." 

Lang joins five other players who have signed letters of intent at Portland State, and brings the team roster to 13 for 2000-01. The Vikings are coming off a 15-14 season in 1999-2000. 

"We look at this recruiting class as a group that can come in and really compete right away. Along with our redshirts Dony Wilcher, Jabbar Washington and Jelani Williams we have a great group of new players for next season," Sobotka said. 

PORTLAND STATE MEN'S BASKETBALL
NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT SIGNEES FOR 2000-01
Felix Lang JR G 6-3 185 Los Angeles Valley JC
Charles Madison JR G 6-1 170 College of the Canyons (CA)
Seamus Boxley FR F 6-7 210 Mountlake Terrace HS (WA)
Jerrohn Jordan JR F 6-8 220 Los Angeles Valley JC
Jamaal Thomas JR F 6-8 180 Lamar CC (CO)
Heath Bailey FR C 6-10 220 Beaverton HS (OR)

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