Around the world they went, Jim Boylan feeding Monta Ellis, Brandon Jennings and Doron Lamb for jump shots. Five attempts at a time, from inside and outside the 3-point arc. Boylan counted out the makes and misses in the friendly competition, and the rookie more than held his own before finally bowing out first from the deep corner as Ellis and Jennings went to sudden death.
Lamb’s shooting stroke is smooth, confident. It’s quiet, not unlike the player himself. His body moves little once his feet are set, the ball spinning off his hands in perfect rotation.
He was one of six Kentucky Wildcats drafted this spring, and was an integral part of a national champion. The Queens, N.Y., native was a highly sought after recruit out of Oak Hill Academy, a McDonald’s All-American that Wildcats coach John Calipari had to beat out Connecticut and Kansas for.