60-Seconds, Anthony Lamb
6'6" - 227 lbs
Lamb put on a show last night against Virginia as he scored 30 points and gathered 4 rebounds, including hitting 7-of-14 from deep.
In the piece below, I mentioned a hesitation on Lamb due to his 3PT shooting, because at 6'6 I believe he must improve the perimeter game in order to excel at the next level.
Last night he did exactly that.
He displayed a quick release and nice balance on his shots, never afraid to step in confidently and let it fly. He clearly understands his role on this team and enjoys it. Lamb is a lightning rod on the offensive end; he's not going to be overly flashy or provide 'mixtape material', but once he gets in a rhythm he is tough to slow down.
Through four games this year, he is averaging 20.6 PTS, 9.2 REB, and 2.6 AST.
His Draft stock will be one to monitor during the season, but it absolutely rose last night.
Keep an eye on Anthony Lamb.
Lamb has had an impressive career at Vermont, racking up numerous awards including 2019 American East Player of the Year and AP All-America Honorable Mention. He led the league in both scoring (21.2) and rebounding (7.8) while maintaining a really high USG rate; Vermont ran nearly every part of their offense through him.
Lamb is at his best in the post with his back to the basket.
At 6'6" 227 pounds, he uses his size & strength to overpower opponents and create space. He's got good footwork and a killer spin move that shakes off defenders. His niche at the next level is yet to be determined; he would probably project best as an undersized 3/4 because he's so strong and utilizes his low post skills, but at 6'6 he'll need to play a more perimeter game. He hasn't shown the quick feet or plus 3PT shooting yet, but the 36% he hit in 2018 gives promise.
Lamb is a smart, versatile player who is used to carrying his team's offensive load. His athleticism and perimeter game will be the factors in his NBA potential.