Lane Heads to Sacramento Kings' Mini-Camp, NBA Summer League
July 4, 2014
MALIBU, Calif. - Pepperdine's Brendan Lane has been invited to play for his hometown Sacramento Kings, as the organization announced earlier this week the 16 players that will take part in an upcoming mini-camp in advance of the NBA Summer League that starts next week.
Lane (Rocklin, Calif./Rocklin HS/UCLA), a 6-foot-9 forward, had a workout with the Kings prior to the NBA Draft, and impressed Sacramento's coaching staff enough to be given an opportunity to compete on the summer league team. Lane is one of nine rookies on the 16-man roster.
The mini-camp will be held in Las Vegas -- the same site as the NBA Summer League -- from July 6-10. Games begin on July 11 and run through the 21st.
The Kings' first three games are as follows: Friday, July 11 vs. San Antonio at 7 p.m. (Cox Pavilion); Sunday, July 13 vs. Charlotte at 3 p.m. (Cox Pavilion); Monday, July 14 vs. D-League Select (Thomas & Mack Center). The Kings will play at least five games, with the remainder to be determined after teams are seeded into a tournament bracket. All games will be shown on NBA TV, some live and some on tape delay.
Lane played one season for the Waves and was named the West Coast Conference's Defensive Player of the Year in 2013-14. He averaged 13.0 points and 7.3 rebounds while shooting 54.7% from the field for Pepperdine, and helped the squad to its best season in a decade. He also made the All-WCC honorable mention team and was a WCC All-Academic first team selection.
He had one of the best shot-blocking seasons in school history, leading the WCC and ranking 36th nationally with 2.4 blocks per game. Both his average and total of 73 blocks rank third on Pepperdine's single-season lists. He ended the season with an active streak of 19 consecutive games with a block, the second-longest run in school history.
Lane began his college career at UCLA and graduated after three years. He then spent the last two years at Pepperdine, redshirting the first before utilizing his final season of eligibility this past year. He completed his master's degree in applied finance this spring.