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UConn’s Jeremy Lamb declares for NBA draft

Apr 10, 2012, 3:18 PM EDT

Jeremy Lamb

From our friends at CollegeBasketballTalk:

Connecticut’s had 13 players leave early for the NBA during Jim Calhoun’s coaching tenure. Sophomore Jeremy Lamb will be the 14th.

The lanky wing announced his decision Tuesday, which doesn’t come as a huge surprise. He could’ve come out last season after the Huskies’ run to the national title and been a first-round pick. Lamb might be a lottery selection this season.

“It was a difficult decision, but after much prayer and discussion with my parents, I feel that it’s in the best interest of me and my family to declare myself eligible for the upcoming NBA Draft and pursue my dream of playing professional basketball,” Lamb said in a statement.

The 6-5 sophomore is currently projected as the 12th overall pick by DraftExpress, and ESPN.com’s Chad Ford has Lamb at the #12 spot on his NBA draft big board. Lamb’s shooting stroke, smooth game, and insane 7-foot wingspan are what will make him a likely lottery pick on draft night.

  1. lmoneyfresh - Apr 10, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    The last time I saw this kid play, it left a bad taste in my mouth. Seeing him steal the ball, when the opposing team was running out the last few seconds of the game down, and trying a windmill dunk as time expires speaks volumes about him.

  2. rob0527 - Apr 10, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    Is there going to be any good underclass man playing next year?

  3. keyshawn22 - Apr 10, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    What was he supposed to do? Not try to score? Uconn nation loves you Jeremy!! Thanks for the title and good luck in the NBA! Can’t wait to watch u shut up fools like lmoneyfresh!

    • lmoneyfresh - Apr 10, 2012 at 6:23 PM

      You know what you do? You don’t pull a punk move at the end of a game that is already decided. Plus, if you’re gonna do that crap, you better pull off your dunk.

  4. zblott - Apr 10, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    Is anyone curious why a college team would limp into the tourney and then get blown out in their only game if they indeed had two top-12 caliber players on their squad?

    • khadeemw - Apr 11, 2012 at 12:08 PM

      because there was only one player on the team that could hit a 20 foot jumper with consistency…players dont win games…teams do…UConn was missing many important aspects of performing as a basketball “team”

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