Lamb named America East Player of the Week for second time this season



Anthony Lamb averaged 29.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in two wins last week.
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Anthony Lamb (Greece Athena) earned America East Player of the Week honors as announced by the conference on Monday.

The Vermont Catamounts junior forward averaged 29.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in two wins last week. Lamb capped his week with a career-high 37 points in a 71-65 win over Harvard. Lamb connected on 14 of 22 shots from the floor including five of nine from behind the arc in the performance. For the week, Lamb hit 21 of 39 (53.8 percent) shots for the week.

The honor was the second this season for Lamb who was name the conference’s top performer earlier in November.

Lamb leads the America East in scoring this season at 20.6 points per game. His 23 blocks also ranks at the top of the conference.

He was named to Lou Henson Award Watch List which will honor the top mid-major player in Division I college basketball.

Lamb garnered conference Rookie of the Year honors two seasons ago scoring 12.8 points per game and grabbing 5.5 rebounds as the Catamounts finished with an undefeated mark in conference play. He then earned Most Outstanding Player as UVM won the America East championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.

A two-time Section Five Class A1 Tournament MVP and four-time All Tournament member, Lamb led Greece Athena, under then head coach Jim Johnson, to three straight sectional titles. The Trojans advanced to the 2015 NYSPHSAA Class A title game where they fell to Scotia-Glenville (II), 54-49.

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