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Jerome Lane (born December 4, 1966, in Akron, Ohio) is a retired American professional basketball player. Lane attended Akron Saint Vincent-Saint Mary High School. He played collegiately at the University of Pittsburgh, where he led the Big East Conference in rebounding during the 1986-87 and the 1987-88 regular seasons. He led the nation in rebounding during the 1986-87 season. He left school after his junior season and was selected in the first round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets with the 23rd pick overall. Lane played in the NBA for five seasons with the Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers. He currently serves an assistant high school basketball coach for the Buchtel Griffins in Akron, Ohio.

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Playing Style

Although best known for his rebounding skills, Lane was also an adept ball handler. His jump shot and foul shooting were never consistent. He was voted as the best rebounder in the history of the ACB.[1]

Shattering the backboard

On January 25, 1988 in a game against Providence, Lane broke the glass backboard with a one-handed dunk shot with Sean Miller assisting on the play, famously called by color analyst Bill Raftery "Send it in, JEROME!!"[2]. The play is on ESPN's list of the "100 Greatest Sports Highlights."[3]

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