The University of Connecticut has announced that sophomore basketball player Jeremy Lamb has officially decided to forego his final two seasons of college eligibility and enter the NBA draft.

A release from the university says the 6-foot-5 guard promised Coach Jim Calhoun that he will complete his college degree. In his statement Lamb said he is “proud that I will always be part of the Connecticut basketball family.”

Lamb started every game for the Huskies last season,  and led the team in scoring,  with 17.7 points per game and 4.9 rebounds.  He is the sixth sophomore in UConn history to score 1,000 points.

Calhoun called Lamb “a great kid to coach for the past two years,” and said he looks forward to his development in the NBA.

Lamb is the second current Husky to announce his departure.  Junior Alex Oriakhi has said he’s leaving, to transfer to another school.


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