Jimel Lane posted 15.7 points, and 5.9 assists per game for Coral Gables last season, playing a crucial role to their 18-6 season, which included a trip to the 7A regional semifinals. Nonetheless, the rising junior won’t be returning to play for the Cavaliers.
Lane’s decision to play for the Bulldogs ultimately came down to have the chance to lead a coach Daniel Rodriguez’s squad. “
“Coach Danny didn’t only offer me a spot on Carroll, but an opportunity to be a leader for this team,” Lane told 305Sports. “I also like the level of competition that we are playing.”
“The coaches are expecting me to be a leader and lead this team to the farthest we are able to go,” he said. “They also want me to be more comfortable shooting shots on the perimeter and not just relying on my mid-range and athleticism.”
Lane, who’s listed at 6-foot-6, was an honorable mention on 305Sports’ 2019-20 High School Boys Basketball All-Dade Team. He played just one season at Coral Gables, attending Coral Reef his freshman year.
“My expectations are to go the farthest I can go with this team,” Lane said on his future with the Bulldogs. “I also expect us to play together like a family and not a bunch of individuals. I’m excited to play with all of them because they bring a lot to the table when it comes to this team.”
The loss of Lane damages the Cavaliers’ young core of 2022 prospects Romulo Delgado and Kuran Bryant. Still, Coral Gables remain a team to keep under the radar.