By PAUL GOTHAM
For the fourth time this season, Anthony Lamb (Greece Athena) has been named America East Player of the Week.
Lamb averaged 18.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.5 blocks in a pair of University of Vermont wins last week. The junior forward recorded his second double-double (21 points/14 rebounds) in the Catamounts win over Dartmouth – a game in which he scored career 1,000th point. The 6-foot-6 forward blocked six shots in the game. He followed that with a 16-point, four-rebound performance in an 80-51 blasting of Albany.
Lamb shot 13-for-20 (65 percent) from the floor including 3-of-7 behind the 3-point arc.
Lamb leads the America East in scoring (21.5 PPG) and blocks (2.4). He is third in rebounding at 7.3.
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.
He was named to Lou Henson Award Watch List which will honor the top mid-major player in Division I college basketball.
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.