All-American honors for sophomore Jeremy Lamb
March 27, 2012
STORRS - University of Connecticut sophomore guard Jeremy Lamb has been named as an honorable mention on the Associated Press 2011-12 All-American Team.
Lamb, the leading scorer for the Huskies at 17.7 points per game this season, was one of only six players from the BIG EAST Conference honored with selection to the All-American Team. Marquette's Jae Crowder and West Virginia's Kevin Jones were each selected to the All-American Second Team, while Syracuse's Kris Joseph and Dion Waiters and Marquette's Darius Johnson-Odom joined Lamb as honorable mentions.
Lamb started every game this season for the Huskies, who finished 20-14 and earned their 30th trip to the NCAA Tournament. Besides his 17.7 points per game, the 6-5 guard from Norcross, Ga., averaged 4.9 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game. He led UConn in scoring 17 times, scoring 30 or more points twice and scoring 20 or more points 10 times this season. His 37.2 minutes per game was the second-highest in UConn history.
Lamb is one of only six sophomores in UConn history to reach the 1,000-point plateau and his 1,060 career points places him 42nd on UConn's all-time scoring list.
Lamb was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team and was the USBWA District 1 Player of the Year.