Originally posted on NBC Connecticut  |  Last updated 11/1/11
A year ago, Jeremy Lamb was just trying to find his niche as a freshman at a big-time college basketball program. He begins his sophomore season as an AP preseason All-American, a grizzled veteran after his role on the Huskies' national title team, plus a summer stint on the U-19 U.S. Men's National Team. Lamb is UConn's de facto leader now that Kemba Walker is gone, and based on his demeanor and his game, there's no reason to think he's not up to the challenge. "Coach always says, you're known by the 'company you keep,'" Lamb said, via the Hartford Courant. "It's an honor to be recognized with such great players." He's joined on the preseason All-American squad by unanimous selection, Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger; North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes, who made it as a freshman; Kentucky’s Terremce Jones; and the lone senior, Wisconsin’s Jordan Taylor. It's high praise for Lamb, who struggle to find his role during the first half of his freshman season (not unlike most fresh...
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