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Friday, November 12, 2004

Putting the "student"

back in "student-athlete."

Thomas Lane spent his summer vacation impressing college basketball coaches and was rewarded with scholarship offers from several schools. The 6-foot-4 guard from Oklahoma City said thanks, [but] no thanks, and has decided to join the Creighton program next August as a walk-on. He plans to redshirt next season and will have four seasons of eligibility beginning with the 2006-2007 season.

"One of the things that sold Thomas on Creighton was the total package," said Brad Shelley, Lane's coach at Cassidy High School in Oklahoma City. "He wants to go to law school, and several of the former players he met on his visit talked very highly of Creighton's law school.

Charlotte, Canisius and Middle Tennessee State fought the law. And the law won.