Greece Athena’s Anthony Lamb was named to Lou Henson Award Watch List as announced Monday. The award honors the top mid-major player in Division I college basketball.
Lamb is one of 50 players on the list. The 6-foot-6 junior currently leads the Vermont Catamounts and the America East Conference scoring 20.3 points per game. He shares the conference lead with 14 overall blocks and is third with 7.8 rebounds per game.
Lamb earned co-Player of the Week honors earlier in the month when he averaged 18.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game in three games as a part of the NIT Season Tip-Off. He finished with a team-high 24 points along with four rebounds and two blocks in a loss at then No. 2 ranked Kansas. He scored a career-high 34 points in a recent loss to Yale.
Lou Henson coached 41 years. He retired in 2005 with 779 career victories – sixth-most Division I at that time. He is the winningest coach at both Illinois and New Mexico State. He is one of only 12 coaches in the history of the game to take two schools to the Final Four.
The 2019 Lou Henson Award will be presented in April at the CollegeInsider.com awards ceremony in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the site of this year’s Final Four.