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


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


Jaron led the Bulldogs to two key Big South Conference victories last week. He scored 22 points with seven rebounds in an 82-71 victory over Charleston Southern Wednesday night.


On Saturday with first place in the South Division on the line, Jaron scored 25 points with four rebounds to lead the Bulldogs to a thrilling 100-85 win vs. Coastal Carolina. He went 13-of-14 from the free throw line.


Both victories helped the Blue & White move into a three-way tie for first place in the South Division at 9-5. Jaron and UNC Asheville finish the regular season with a road game at Winthrop Wednesday night and home game vs.  Gardner-Webb Saturday at 4:30 p.m.