Commentary

Jeremy Lamb will lead UConn

After a good summer, signs point to a big leap forward for talented scoring guard

Originally Published: July 14, 2011
By John Gasaway | Basketball Prospectus
Jeremy LambAP Photo/Frank Franklin IIJeremy Lamb's point production should spike in his second season in Storrs.

It's a good time to be Jeremy Lamb. The Connecticut sophomore already has a national championship under his belt, of course. Former teammate Kemba Walker is now in the NBA (wherever the locked-out NBA is), and Lamb stands to inherit a much larger role in Jim Calhoun's offense. And the 6-foot-5 shooting guard has just returned from the FIBA Under-19 World Championships in Latvia, where he led the fifth-place U.S. team in scoring.

In other words, Lamb's on-track to raise his profile considerably in Storrs this coming season, if indeed he hasn't raised it already. But can we predict exactly how big a bump in scoring Lamb will record as a sophomore? Well, no, but we can outline the most likely scenario based on what we know about Lamb, Calhoun and, most importantly, the past. (Hint: Walker is not the first featured scorer to leave Connecticut.)


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