Tuesday, July 5, 2011

UConn will be Lamb's team, that's in stone

If there was a question who was going to define the 2011-12 UConn men's basketball team, as Kemba Walker did last year and a long line of superstars did over the last two decades, Jeremy Lamb emphatically answered that question Tuesday in the Under-19 USA national team currently competing in the World Championship in Riga Latvia.
Lamb scored 35 points to lead the U.S. to a 107-105 overtime win against Lithuania that raised the U.S. team's record to 5-0 during second round action and insures a No. 1 seed for Team USA in the medal round quarterfinals.
Lamb's point total was the second highest single game total for a U-19 player from Team USA since the event began in 1979. He did by hitting 5 of 7 from 3-point range and 13 of 23 overall, along with four rebounds and three steals in 37 minutes.
Lamb isn't the type of player that forces his offense, and after the game said, "I was just in a rhythm, finally got in a rhythm so I was able to knock down some shots. My teammates trusted me with the ball, so I was able to hit some shots."
Lamb leads the team in points per game (16.8), averaging 26 minutes.


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