8. Jeremy Lamb 6-5 180lbs UConn Sophomore SG/SF
2011-12 stats: 37.2 mpg, 17.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.2 spg, 48% fg, 33% 3ptfg, 81% ft
Prediction: Top 10
Strengths: Jeremy Lamb is a sophomore shooting guard prospect from UConn, where in his freshmen season he played Robin to Kemba Walker’s Batman, helping lead them to the 2011 NCAA championship. At 6-5 with a 6-11 wingspan, Lamb has good height for a NBA two guard and elite length to go along with supreme athleticism.In his sophomore season, his minutes, points per game, and rebounds all increased as well as his overall game. Offensively, Lamb is a very good shooter running off of screens and stand still situations. He is a good slasher and finishes well at the rim in transition. Defensively he uses his quickness and length to bother the opposition and make shots more difficult to make. As I’ve send before, I really don’t like to make comparisons but watching Temple basketball growing up, Lamb, (along with U of Washington’s Terrence Ross)really reminds me of Eddie Jones.
Weaknesses: Lamb goes through stretches in games where he is invisible and seems to just be out there instead of taking over the game. In college he had the ability to be a difference maker on both ends of the court, but he just didn’t assert himself as he should. At 180lbs he really needs to hit the weights and and good muscle and size to his frame, and I think that should come with age, remember he’s only a sophomore.
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