The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

April 20, 2013

Combo guard signs with Southern basketball team


From staff reports

— Lane Barlow, a combo guard from Chicago, will join the Missouri Southern men’s basketball team, coach Robert Corn announced Friday.

Barlow (5-foot-10) helped Moraine Valley Community College to conference and regional championships as a sophomore in 2011-12, averaging 14.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.1 steals. He earned all-conference and all-region honors.

As a freshman at Southwest Baptist, Barlow played in 27 games with nine starts and averaged 5.6 points.

Barlow attended St. Rita of Casica High School in Chicago. He averaged 20.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists during his senior year, earning all-state honors.

He was named to the all-Catholic League and all-area teams as a junior and senior.

After his senior season, Barlow was ranked among the state’s top 20 point guards and top 50 players overall.

“We are excited to add Lane to our program,” Corn said in a news release. “He is very familiar with the MIAA having played his freshman year at Southwest Baptist. He gives us a guard with an MIAA body who can handle it, shoot the 3, or put it on the floor to the basket. We really like his versatility and his ability to be a very good defender. Lane is a very good addition to our team.”