One thing about UConn is you can always count on them having an elite wing player. Over the past two decades, they have put as many players into the NBA as any other university. And most of those highly thought of prospects have been shooting guard/ small forward type of guys. This years soon to be lottery pick is none other than last years freshman role player Jeremy Lamb.
Even though he may not have gotten the hype of some of his fellow first year players last season like North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes and Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger, I think he is a superior NBA prospect than both of them. He plays the game at his own pace, has very solid mid range game, and approaches playing defense with more aggression than he does offense. And head coach Jim Calhoun has proven that his wing players will improve every year they spend in the program.
With Final Four MVP Kemba Walker having moved on to what is left of the NBA, this years team is Lamb’s to lead. And as you can see right here on the baseline dunk, not only is he physically ready to lead the Huskies, he doesn’t overreact to his spectacular dunk, because he expects himself to make plays like this.
To the dunk: