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Oak Hill Academy guard Doron Lamb enjoyed his weekend visit to Arizona but says he likely won’t decide on a school until April.
“It was nice when I went out there,” the 6-foot-4 Lamb said Monday by phone. “It was hot. The team was good. I like the campus and everything and all that. I’m thinking about going there.”
Lamb saw the Wildcats fall to Washington State, 78-76, Friday night.
“They lost to Washington State on a buzzer-beater,” he said.
Lamb said Arizona coach Sean Miller told him he could come in and play 30-35 minutes a game in the backcourt and that Arizona had produced a large number of NBA players.
“He said I’d be playing the point,” Lamb said. “I could play 30-35 minutes and the ball would be in my hands.”
Arizona point guard Nic Wise is set to graduate this year, while Lamont “Momo” Jones, Lamb’s former Oak Hill teammate, is currently a freshman off guard.
Lamb also has a relationship with Arizona assistant Book Richardson but said that wouldn’t be a deciding factor for him.
“I’ve known him for a long time. He coached me in AAU,” Lamb said. “But that don’t mean anything [about a decision].”
Lamb is also considering Kentucky, Kansas, UConn and Oklahoma.
He said he was looking for “a good coaching staff, a winning program and somewhere that I feel like home and I feel comfortable.”
Asked when he might decide, Lamb said, “Probably April.”
Josh Selby, a combo guard out of Lake Baltimore (Md.) Clifton, came in on his Arizona visit after Lamb departed.
“He came in after I left. We’re cool,” he said.
Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star reported that Selby was on court at the McHale Center shooting threes an hour after Sunday’s win over Washington.
“I know the student section wasn’t here but it still seemed like a real good crowd,” Maeshon Witherspoon, Selby’s mom, told Pascoe: “We know they’re [the Wildcats] kind of young.”
Asked if the two could play together, Lamb said, “I have no idea.”
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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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