*Midrange jump shot
*Capable 3-point shooter
*Can use his length on defensive end
*Good free-throw shooter
*Has to get bigger and stronger
*As many shots as he took during the season, there were still times when he could have been more aggressive to score
Lamb has been projected as a lottery pick. He’s got the scoring tools and the athleticism to be a primary option at the next level. His offensive game is multi-faceted, and defensively, he can be a lockdown guy because of that wingspan of his and his ability to cover ground.
Lamb put himself in good company, becoming just the sixth sophomore in Connecticut history to get to the 1,000-point plateau (the others were Ray Allen, Rip Hamilton, Caron Butler, Khalid El-Amin and Ben Gordon). Lamb led UConn in scoring, reaching double figures in 31 games. He was a first-team All-Big East selection.
17.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.7 apg, 2.0 tpg, 1.2 spg, 0.6 bpg, 37.2 mpg, .478 FG, .336 3PT, .810 FT
Lamb’s average of 37.2 minutes played per game was second in school history, just behind record holder Kemba Walker’s 37.6 and just ahead of Tate George’s 37.0.
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What Insiders Say:
Connecticut assistant coach George Blaney
“That kind of basketball allows you to spread your wings [after Lamb led the USA Basketball U19 team with a 16.2 scoring average last summer.] It was a carryover from what he did in the [2011 NCAA] tournament. … He can score so many ways.”
What Outsiders Say:
Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg
“A complete guard. He's got the size, he's got the length. He's got the athleticism, and he's a tough kid to stop. We have to mix up coverages on him, I think, to try to keep him off balance a little bit. He's going to pose a lot of trouble for us.”
Columbia coach Kyle Smith
“He's just a really good player. He's a really gifted offensive player. Very smooth, graceful. Here's how good he is: I had no idea he had 30. I knew he played well, but I didn't know he had 30. The game is very easy for him.”