NBA Draft 2012: Projecting Jeremy Lamb's Skills as an NBA Player

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NBA Draft 2012: Projecting Jeremy Lamb's Skills as an NBA Player
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During the Connecticut Huskies' improbable run to the 2011 NCAA Championship, then-freshman Jeremy Lamb emerged as a legitimate second option to All-American Kemba Walker. After his breakout postseason performance, NBA scouts and analysts agreed that Lamb had become a future lottery pick. 

Lamb's 2011-12 season was as inconsistent as the Huskies. His 18 points and five rebounds per game were solid, but many times Lamb left UConn fans wondering why he didn't assert himself more.

As the NBA draft nears, Lamb is projected to go anywhere from 7th to 17th overall. That broad range is indicative of who Lamb is as a player. At times he looks unstoppable, hitting pull up threes as easily as he dunks over hapless, over-matched Ivy League centers.

Other times though, Lamb drifts through long stretches of games, seemingly disinterested in utilizing his formidable skills.

In projecting Lamb's NBA potential, here are some strengths and weaknesses that stand out:

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