Jeremy Lamb - One and Done
Spanning back to the Big East Tournament nearly a month ago, Jeremy Lamb has been one of the fastest climbing prospects with his size and deadly mid-range game. He's athletic and sports a terrifically-long 7-foot wingspan, which he uses to play steady perimeter defense and crash the glass. When you watch him play, you notice his smooth athleticism and knack for getting open on the offensive end. He has the ability to curl off screens for jumpers or put the ball on the floor for one or two dribbles and pulling-up or dumping the ball off to a big man in the post. Running with Kemba Walker and Shabazz Napier on the wing, Lamb can spot-up on the wing for open jumpers with range out to the 3-point line or in the half court setting, he moves so well without the ball, it's tough to stay with him coming off screens and running the baseline.
With the way he is playing right now, his only glaring weakness is his lack of strength. And by that I mean, he'll need to put on a good 20-25 pounds of muscle to compete both offensively and defensively in the NBA.
Just a few weeks ago, Lamb was a prospect- he has great physical attributes, but didn't possess the aggressiveness, either on offense or defense to be a constant force. Now that he has that he has improved his scoring mentality, Lamb has shot up our Big Board and looks to be a solid pick in the 20-25 range.
By President Corey Ruff - 4-4-11