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*Great 3-point shooter
*Can make tough twos
*Wingspan allows him to play taller than he is
*Good free-throw shooter
*Doesn’t have prototypical NBA two-guard size
*Needs to get stronger
If he were a couple of inches taller, Lamb would be projected solidly into the first round. As it is, most draft analysts see him going late in the first or early in the second round. Still, he’s got the ability to score the basketball in a variety of ways, which makes him an NBA commodity. He came to Kentucky as a slasher but turned himself into a deadly 3-point shooter.
After a productive freshman season, Lamb decided to stay in school, and it was a good move. He was able to show that the excellent 3-point touch he had as a freshman wasn’t a fluke, and he improved his rebounding and assist-to-turnover numbers slightly as well. He showed he could handle the biggest possible stage when he scored a game-high 22 points in the NCAA championship game against Kansas.
13.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.1 tpg, 0.5 spg, 31.2 mpg, .474 FG, .292 3PT, .826 FT
Before Lamb’s freshman season, Kentucky coach John Calipari said he would “turn two back flips” if Lamb shot 35 percent from 3-point range. Lamb shot .486 as a freshman and .466 as a sophomore, but there is no record of Calipari having performed those back flips.
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What Insiders Say:
Kentucky coach John Calipari
“He is as good a guard when his motor is moving as any guard in the country. He can play multiple positions. He shoots it. He makes free throws. He's good with the ball. He's crafty.”
What Outsiders Say:
Baylor coach Scott Drew
“Obviously, he hits the outside shot, but he can also put it on the floor. So he's a terrific player and somebody that, like everybody else on the team, is capable of going off for 25 on any given night.”