UNC Asheville senior men’s basketball Jaron Lane is this week’s recipient of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Athlete of the Week at UNC Asheville.


Each week the school selects a BCBSNC Athlete of the Week upon their performance from the previous week's action.


This is the second time in three weeks that Lane has been named BCBSNC Athlete of the Week. Jaron scored a career-26 points and collected five rebounds in Asheville’s 81-77 Big South Conference lid-lifting road win at Gardner-Webb Wednesday night. He scored 19 points in the second half and was a perfect 5-of-5 from the free throw line in the final five minutes to help secure the victory.


On Saturday, Lane scored 13 points with six rebounds in the Bulldogs’ 84-70 win over Presbyterian College.


Asheville has won seven of its last eight games and is 2-0 in the Big South Conference. The Bulldogs have key league games at Coastal Carolina on Wednesday and Charleston Southern on Saturday.