Tuesday, September 15, 2009


September 15, 2009

VERBAL COMMITMENT ALERT: Jeremy Lamb, 6'4 SG from Norcross (GA) High School

Connecticut and head coach Jim Calhoun pick up their first verbal commitment for the 2010 recruiting class when Peach State sniper Jeremy Lamb made a commitment earlier today. Lamb is Headed to the Big East (D1 Spects) and UConn sealed the deal with an in-home visit today.

Projected 2009-2010 Roster:

Seniors: Jerome Dyson (G), Jonathan Mandeldove (C), Stanley Robinson (F), Gavin Edwards (PF/C)
Juniors: Donnell Beverly (G), Chukwuma "Charles" Okwandu (C)
Sophomores: Kemba Walker (PG)
Freshmen: Alex Oriakhi (C), Jamal Coombs-McDaniel (F), Jamaal Trice (SG), Darius Smith (PG), Ater Majok (F)
2010 Commitments: Jeremy Lamb (SG)

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It might have taken a little longer than their fans expected, but Connecticut is on the board for the class of 2010 as Jeremy Lamb chose the Huskies over Texas, Georgia and others.

Lamb exploded on the scene in July with a big-time performance at the Nike Peach Jam with the Georgia Stars. When the July evaluation period got back underway later in July, the following for Lamb grew tremendously as many coaches made sure they were seen following him at the Orlando Super Showcase. The UConn staff was front and center.

According to a high school coach in Georgia at the Peach Jam, Lamb “killed” them twice during the season and is only getting better. He is long and athletic and can score in a variety of ways. He had several strong takes to the basket and was effective finishing in a content NBE's Jeff Borzello watched at the Peach Jam. Lamb can also shoot mid-range and three-point jumpers, and he played well on the glass and defensively, too.

UConn is also very much in the mix for elite point guard prospects Josh Selby and Brandon Knight. A common belief in recruiting circles has UConn and Kentucky vying for both players with the Huskies likely to land one or the other. Other point guards in the mix with UConn include Cory Joseph of Findlay Prep and Kyrie Irving of St. Patrick's in Elizabeth (NJ).

At the foward position, UConn has been making an aggressive move for Roscoe Smith of Oak Hill Academy and Tobias Harris of Long Island. UConn has conducted in-home visits with each recently.

The Huskies could have at least five scholarships available for the class of 2010. With Lamb in the fold, expect some additional dominos to begin falling in the recruiting landscape and seeing UConn benefiting again in the near future would not be a surprise.


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