June 27, 2016
Lummi’s Trazil Lane earns Pro-Am spot with Slam
The Bellingham Slam has made an unprecedented roster move with the addition of local prep standout Trazil Lane to the team as it gears up for the start of the 2016 Seattle Pro-Am league. The move marks the first time a high school player has been a member of the Slam in the organization's history.
Players with high school eligibility were previously prohibited from competing for the Slam due to league and NCAA requirements. But with the team now participating in the Seattle Pro-Am, such athletes can now be a part of the roster.
In an effort to showcase the area’s up-and-coming basketball talent, Seattle Pro-Am rules dictate that each team in the league carries one high school player on its roster. Lane, in suiting up for the Slam, is one of just 13 prep athletes in the region to earn the honor.
Lane, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard, is entering his senior season at Lummi Nation High School. The past two seasons have been filled with tremendous success for Lane, who was named Washington’s Class 1B Player of the Year by the Associated Press in 2015 following Lummi’s undefeated 28-0 season and state title win. Last season as a junior, he was the Blackhawks’ lone returning starter and helped lead the squad to the regional round of the state tournament, averaging 25 points and 11 rebounds per game.
“We are excited to offer this opportunity to a gifted athlete like Trazil,” commented Slam general manager Kip Leonetti. “I expect our veteran players will be eager to mentor Trazil over the course of the summer, and I’m sure he will have fun sharing the court with some of the NBA talent that the Pro-Am attracts.”
The 2016 Seattle Pro-Am season gets underway for the Slam this Saturday against the Kitsap Admirals. A 3 p.m. tip-off is scheduled at Royal Brougham Pavilion on the Seattle Pacific University campus. The Slam’s full schedule may be viewed online here.