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Jeremy Lamb, a 6-4, 165- 2010 shooting guard out of Norcross (Ga.) High, has given a verbal commitment to UConn, choosing the Huskies over Texas and Georgia.
Lamb is the No. 17 shooting guard in the class according to Rivals. He averaged 11 points in 15 minutes last season.
“Coach [Jim] Calhoun and Coach [Pat] Sellers were down here today and Jeremy was able to commit face-to-face,” said Lamb’s high school coach, Jesse McMillan.
“I think it was a combination of things. He can play pretty quickly because UConn is losing a lot of kids,” McMillan said. “Coach Calhoun made him a top priority because Jeremy can play the one, two and the three. His primary position is shooting guard, but he can play point guard, too.
“The thing that intrigues everyone is his length and his size. He’s 6-4 with a 6-11 wing span. He can cover a tremendous amount of ground and defend people. And his mid-range game is excellent and he has the ability to stretch the defense as well. He can play multiple positions, he can guard and he can stretch the defense.”
Rolando Lamb, Jeremy’s dad, also said UConn made his son a priority:
“I think No. 1 they made Jeremy a top priority from the first time they saw him play at the Peach Jam in early July,” Lamb said. “They have been consistent in the recruiting process. We went on our official visit and saw how it’s a family atmosphere and they do a great job of developing their players and there’s an opportunity for Jeremy to play early in college.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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