Anthony Lamb proved he is one of the elite players in the nation by getting the America East Player of the Year award. He hopes that his performance at the University of Vermont will be enough to land a job in the NBA.
Although he still has a year of eligibility in the NCAA, he declared for the 2019 NBA draft. However, he can still change his mind until May 29 if he wants to return to play his last year in UVM.
The last UVM player to enter the NBA draft was Trae Bell-Haynes in 2017. Lamb hopes that his stellar performance in the NCAA tournament can propel him to be one of the top picks in this year’s draft. However, sports analysts place him as an early second rounder.
Anthony Lamb and the NBA
Anthony Lamb had a breakout year in 2019. He led UVM in scoring with an average of 21 points a game. Also, he was instrumental in UVM’s America East championship. As a result, they got an automatic slot in the NCAA tournament. However, the Catamounts lost in the first round to Florida State.
Aside from getting the conference MVP award, Lamb got the most outstanding player award in the league tournament. In addition, the Associated Press named him in their All-America team. Lamb’s only the sixth Catamount to be part of AP All-America.
Lamb is a monster in the mid-lane. In fact, he has several moves that allow him to have space from his defender. In addition, he uses his quickness to effectively free himself from obstacles. Also, his go-to move is a spin move, which he can use in the post or while driving towards the basket. This is according to the stats recorded by a sportsbook pay per head for agents.
Although he is one of the most underrated players in this year’s draft, many teams will try to snatch him. However, pay per head sportsbook experts place him as a second-round pick. He will be a great asset to a team looking for a good role player.