Doron Lamb NBA Draft Profile

Kentucky Doron Lamb NBA Draft Profile

Doron Lamb, Sophomore, Shooting Guard, Kentucky



It is pretty easy to get overshadowed on a team that boasts players like Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Terrence Jones and Marquis Teague. But Doron Lamb was a key player in Kentucky’s run to the 2011-2012 national championship. The 6-4 shooting guard was the zone buster and connected on 46.6 percent of his attempts from long range during his sophomore season. He was second on the team with 13.7 points per contest.

Lamb is going out on top and heading to the NBA after his sophomore season. He has been unfairly labeled as a pure shooter, but he is a very good athlete who fit very well in Kentucky’s dribble drive offense. He can attack the basket and finish effectively and that will not change in the NBA. The fact that he can score in so many ways makes him an interesting prospect.


Final Projection:

Lamb has the same problem that a lot of college scorers have. He can score in bunches, but he is not a point guard and he is not 6-7. At 6-4 and with a 6-7 wingspan, Lamb is not the ideal size for a shooting guard in the NBA. Neither is he the great athlete many teams rely upon. But the fact is Lamb is a smart player who takes smart shots. Lamb will not likely be a star in the NBA, but he is a hard worker and a great teammate. That is one reason why the rest of the Kentucky starting five from the championship season will be stars at the next level.


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