Huskies’ Jeremy Lamb To Enter NBA Draft

icon
Tuesday April 10th, 2012

University of Connecticut’s Jeremy Lamb will enter the NBA Draft, according to The Hartford Courant.

"It was a difficult decision, but after much prayer and discussion with my parents, I feel that it's in the best interest of me and my family to declare myself eligible for the upcoming NBA draft and pursue my dream of playing professional basketball," Lamb said in a statement released by the school. "I have very much enjoyed my two years at UConn, especially getting to experience one of the greatest feelings that a college player can have, winning the national championship."

Huskies head coach Jim Calhoun released a statement congratulating Lamb, but also said that it will be difficult to adjust to him being gone.

"It's never easy to lose a great player from your program, but Jeremy has a unique opportunity that he needs to take advantage of," Calhoun said in a statement. "He's been a great kid to coach for the past two years … his teams have won 52 games, been to two NCAA Tournaments, and won a national championship. I look forward to him developing into a terrific player in the NBA and secondly, as he's promised me, to come back and finish his degree."

nd th
SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.