Hornets Sign Guard Jeremy Lamb To Contract Extension

by Quinton Wash

November 2, 2015 – Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed Jeremy Lamb to a contract extension.  Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We were thrilled with the opportunity to add Jeremy Lamb to our roster this past summer,” Cho said. “Through the preseason and start of our regular season, Jeremy has proven to be the type of player and professional we seek here in Charlotte.  We’re excited to have him as a part of the Hornets for years to come.”

The fourth-year guard was acquired in a trade on June 25, 2015, after spending the first three seasons of his career in Oklahoma City. Lamb was selected with the 12th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets and was acquired by the Thunder prior to the start of his rookie year.  Lamb has appeared in 150 games (including eight starts) and holds career averages of 7.0 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 15.7 minutes per game.  The University of Connecticut product has a career three-point percentage of .350 (139-397).  On a per-36 minute basis, Lamb has averaged 16.1 points and 2.1 three-point field goals made for his career.

Lamb was an early entry candidate in the 2012 NBA Draft after spending two seasons at the University of Connecticut.  He appeared in 75 games (including 73 starts) for the Huskies, averaging 14.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 32.1 minutes per game.  He earned First Team All-Big East and Honorable Mention AP All-American honors as a sophomore, following up a freshman season in which he was named to the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team, the NCAA West Region All-Tournament Team and the Big East All-Tournament Team as he and Hornets teammate Kemba Walker led UConn to the 2011 NCAA and Big East Tournament Championships.