UCONN’s Jeremy Lamb Declares for NBA Draft

by April 10, 2012

University of Connecticut sophomore guard Jeremy Lamb today announced he will forgo his junior season and instead enter the NBA Draft. Lamb, an AP Preseason All-American and projected lottery pick, led the Huskies in scoring last season at 17.7 points per game. The Hartford Courant has the details: “’It was a difficult decision,’ Lamb said in a statement, ‘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. I have very much enjoyed my two years at UConn, especially getting to experience one of the greatest feelings that a college player can have, winning the national championship.’ Though Lamb’s sophomore season was somewhat disappointing compared to preseason expectations — he was an AP Preseason All-American, but an honorable mention on the postseason squad — he attracted attention from scouts all season and various experts have had him going anywhere from fifth to 14th in the draft in June.”