#2 Richard Hamilton vs. #10 Jeremy Lamb

Richard Hamilton vs. Jeremy Lamb

#2 Richard Hamilton – (1996-1999)
by Meghan Bard

In Rd 1, Hamilton defeated #15 Kirk King, 182-2

Richard “Rip” Hamilton’s UConn resume is maybe the most impressive. In three seasons, the hot-handed sharpshooter scored more than 2,000 points, won countless individual honors and a National Championship. He was the 1999 NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, a two-time Big East Player of the Year and a First Team All-American. Basically, if you can win it, he won it. And of course, he famously hit this buzzer-beater against Washington in the 1998 Sweet Sixteen.

Hamilton was a lottery pick in 1999 by the Washington Wizards. He won an NBA Championship in 2004 with the Detroit Pistons, is a three-time All Star, and currently plays for the Chicago Bulls.

Career Points: 2036

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Career Rebounds: 464

Career Assists: 266

Career Steals: 134

Career Blocks: 28


1st Team All-American 1998-1999
2nd Team All American 1997-1998
1st Team Big East 1997-1998, 1998-1999
Member of 1999 National Championship team
1000 point club
NBA Lottery pick
Left UConn after junior season

  #10 Jeremy Lamb– (2010-2012)
by Meghan Bard

In Rd 1, Lamb defeated #7 Mike McKay, 145-69

Jeremy Lamb was an instrumental part of the 2011 NCAA National Championship team. As Kemba Walker’s favorite assist target, Lamb was a reliable second shooter in his freshman season. Lamb’s hair-trigger jump shot meant teams had to guard him, and couldn’t double-team Walker. As a sophomore on an underwhelming team, Lamb’s cool demeanor didn’t provide the team with its needed spark. After the 2011 season, with NCAA sanctions looming, Lamb left for the NBA, where he was a lottery pick in the 2012 draft. In just two years he scored 1060 points, and was named to the 1st Big East team in 2012.

Career Points: 1060

Career Rebounds: 349

Career Assists: 122

Career Steals: 77

Career Blocks: 46


1st Team Big East 2011-2012
Member of 2011 National Championship team
1000 point club
NBA Lottery pick
Left UConn after sophomore season

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