Adding to the SEC Player of the Week that he earned earlier today, Doron Lamb was also named Player of the Week in the Weekly Watch on ESPN. Here’s what habitual podcast skipper Andy Katz had to say about Lamb’s breakout week:
Put Lamb’s performance against Winthrop as one of the most impressive to date this season.
The freshman guard was not one of the headline recruits for John Calipari. Terrence Jones,Brandon Knight and, of course, still-ineligible Enes Kanter received the praise.
But none of them has had such a dominating performance as Lamb’s record-breaking game. Lamb scored 32 points, making 11 of 12 shots, seven of eight 3s and all three free throws he attempted. He also had two assists and zero turnovers.
Lamb’s efficiency from the field was one of the most impressive of any player this season. He was as on as a player has been in a game. Winthrop provided the fodder and the game wasn’t close, as the Wildcats won by 37.
Lamb has been erratic so far this season, putting up modest scoring totals like five, six and nine points, but he has also scored 20-plus points three times. The Wildcats have options, and Lamb won’t always be the hot hand, but he’s proving he can be a star when called upon.
Lamb’s big day against Winthrop certainly impressed Cat fans, and the freshman is making sure people outside the Bluegrass are taking notice, too. Hopefully on Friday, a certain other city inside the Bluegrass will get a firsthand look at the smooth scoring touch that’s had Lamb collecting trophies all day.
Go. Big. Blue.