Iowa City West's Devontae Lane chooses basketball, Indian Hills

Iowa City West's Devontae Lane reacts after hitting a three-pointer against Cedar Rapids Prairie in January. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
Iowa City West's Devontae Lane reacts after hitting a three-pointer against Cedar Rapids Prairie in January. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

Devontae Lane’s college decision went beyond picking a school. He also had to choose a sport.

The Iowa City West senior picked basketball and Indian Hills Community College, tweeting his commitment Thursday night.

“First off, I would like to thank all the schools that recruited me and gave me the chance to potentially play there,” Lane wrote. “Secondly, I would like to thank my friends, family, and coaches because without them I would be nothing. With that being said, I’m very excited to announce my commitment to Indian Hills. Thank you for all your support.”

Lane was a two-time all-state guard and averaged 14.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.0 assists for Class 4A state champion West this season. He shot 51 percent from the field, including 36.4 percent from 3-point range.

Indian Hills was 29-5 this season and advanced to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I tournament.

Lane also considered playing football at the next level, with Division I potential in both sports. He rushed for 793 yards and 11 touchdowns on 122 carries as West finished second in Class 4A last fall.

“I love the game of basketball, I love football,” Lane said last week. “One of them has to give. Eventually we’ll know which one it is.”

CONTINUE READING

MORE Boys Basketball ARTICLES TO READ NEXT ...

Area girls basketball Super Ten, through games played Tuesday, Jan. 16: 1. Iowa City High 13-0 (7-0 MVC) Offensive average: 76.0 Defensive average: 40.9 Streak: Won 13 Previous: 1st Last week: Beat Cedar Rapids ...

TROY MILLS - If this was its biggest test, the North Linn boys' basketball team aced it. Make that an A-plus-plus. That's the only feasible grade you could give the Class 1A second-ranked Lynx after they took apart Iowa City Libe ...

Give us feedback

Have you found an error or omission in our reporting? Tell us here.

Do you have a story idea we should look into? Tell us here.