Southern basketball adds junior college guard

Joplin, Mo. -- Missouri Southern men's basketball coach Robert Corn has announced the addition of Lane Barlow, a combo guard from Chicago, Ill. to his list of recruits for the 2013-14 season. 

Barlow comes to Southern after a season at Moraine Valley Community College, as well as a season at Southwest Baptist Univerisity. 

As a sophomroe in 2011-12, Barlow helped Moraine Valley to a conference and regional championship, and the Cyclones earned a bid the National Championship Tournament. He averaged 14.3 points per game, 5.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.1 steals, being named All-Conference and All-Region. 

As a freshman at SBU, Barlow saw action in 27 games, with nine starts. He averaged 5.6 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. 

A native of Chicago, Barlow prepped at St. Rita of Casica High Schoool where he was a four-time letter winner, starting for two years. His senior season, he averaged 20.1 points per game, 5.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists, twice being named All-Catholic Leage, as well as All-Area. He was also an All-State selection as a senior, ranked among the top 20 point guards and top 50 players in the state. 

The son of Darren Barlow and Chenette Tyler, Lane is an engeneering major at Southern.

"We are excited to add Lane to our program," Corn said.  "He is very familiar with the MIAA having played his freshman year at Southwest Baptist.  He gives us a guard with a 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."