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3 - Jeremy Lamb

UConn 

  • Birthday: 5/30/92
  • NBA Position: Shooting Guard
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Ht: 6-5
  • Wt: 179
  • Hometown: Norcross, GA
  • High School: Norcross
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Overall

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NBA Comparison: Reggie Miller

Strengths: Long and lanky swingman with a nice athletic profile and a good skill-set for the off-guard position ... Good size ... Stands just over 6'5" in shoes with a 6'11" wingspan, which gives him great length for the shooting guard position in the NBA ... Great leaping ability ... Gets off the floor quickly ... Has good explosiveness ... Nice quickness, and moves well with or without the ball ... Excellent all-around jump-shooter ... Spots up well off the ball ... Able to shoot comfortably in motion, from either mid-range or on the perimeter ... Should be a very dangerous weapon in an NBA motion offense as somebody that can score consistently off of curls and v-cuts ... Can also shoot off the dribble ... Has a nice step-back move that creates a fair amount of separation ... Due to his length and athleticism, has a high release on his jump shot that is difficult to defend ... Has range out to the NBA three-point line ... Good ball-handling skills that still have the potential to get better ... Has shown the ability to break down defenders off the dribble, especially when driving to his left ... Possesses a nice looking runner that he doesn’t use often, but could turn into an important skill down the road ... Solid defender with a fair amount of potential left in this area ... Good lateral quickness and length makes him difficult to beat off the dribble ... Has been a clutch performer in the past, especially during UConn's national title run in 2011 ... A prospect that should be able to produce right away as somebody that excels playing off the ball, but also has the potential to become better at creating for himself ...

Weaknesses: Very thin at this point ... Added strength should help him finishing through contact in the future ... Doesn't shoot a lot of free-throws (3.6 attempts in 37.2 minutes per game) which is a real shame as he has the athleticism to get to the rim a lot and the touch to convert a high percentage of attempts from the stripe ... Still limited when creating offense for himself ... Most of the turnovers he commits occur due to his inexperience handling the ball ... Strongly favors driving left and is extremely mistake prone when driving right ... Three-point percentage dipped from 36.8% in 2010-2011 to 33.6% in 2011-2012, likely due to the extra attention teams could give him with Kemba Walker having left the team for the NBA ... Effort level is inconsistent defensively ...

Overall: Lamb is a nice combination of production and potential, with all the tools needed to become a great all-around starting shooting guard in the NBA ... Most of his weaknesses are showing improvement and could be polished over the next few years with added experience and a good coaching staff ... With everything Lamb offers, he's unlikely to slip out of the lottery on draft night ...

Tyler Ingle 6/15/12

Strengths: Lamb is a thin 6’5 wing with a monster wingspan (around 7’1) … A good athlete with nice fluidity and quickness, and solid explosiveness and leaping skills … Runs the floor very well … Plays with great composure and proved to be extremely clutch in UConn's run through the NCAA tournament ... Shows a very promising game off the dribble, and is able to stick pull-up jumpers pretty well right now … Pretty good ball-handling skills … Rangy strider and quick 1st step allows him to get a step on defenders pretty well … Likes to use floaters in the lane, and will use to the glass to bank shots in … Capable spot-up jump shooter with consistent range out to the college 3-point line, and has the ability to make shots off screens and curls too … Will move without the ball … Lamb proved to be a very good defender last season for UConn, and that’s really promising considering he was a Fr. on a nat’l title team and in a competitive league like the Big East … He was able to defend all 3 perimeter positions effectively with his length and quickness , which is intriguing considering his youth … Length and quick hands proved him to be a threat as a ball-thief, and it created transition opportunities for himself and teammates …Willing rebounder … Generally shows a high basketball IQ and has a lot of the traits of a former player’s son (his dad, Rolando Lamb, was an NBA draft pick) … Reportedly has a strong work ethic, which will be needed for him to reach his potential ...

Weaknesses: The most noticeable chink in Mr. Lamb’s arsenal revolves around his lack of bulk and strength … Lamb is very thin and he has the narrow shoulders that will make adding significant weight harder than usual … His lack of girth and strength shows in certain aspects of his game too, mainly around the rim offensively and as a off-ball defender … Got to the free throw line at an abysmal rate, due to a lack of confidence in his strength, and settled for pull-ups and floaters much more often than he chose to challenge players who protected the rim in half-court situations … Lamb generally struggled finishing around the rim against contact, despite having more than adequate length and athleticism to do so … On D, Lamb’s lack of strength showed when getting through screens … He has enough length to contest even when screens set up what appears to be a clean look for his matchup against college teams, but with bigger guys setting those screens in the NBA, he will likely have to adjust … He was promising on D for UConn last year he will have to get stronger to defend NBA guards consistently … Although Lamb is a pretty good ball-handler, he doesn’t have the moves to shake free of the best defenses off the dribble consistently yet … Can be inconsistent with his jump shot, particularly off the dribble ...

Overall: Lamb’s ability to make plays off the dribble, his late blooming status, physical and athletic tools, potential on D, and versatility has made him a hot name in scouting circles and among NBA execs…There will be a lot of eyes on him this upcoming season to see how he performs in a completely different role and with all-everything G Kemba Walker off to the NBA ... Despite not coming home with gold, his play in the U19 World Championships in Riga, Latvia was extremely encouraging ...

Jorrye Nixon 7/15/11

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