By PAUL GOTHAM
Averaging a near double-double in a pair of conference wins last week, Anthony Lamb (Greece Athena) earned America East Player of the Week for the fifth time this season.
In 24 minutes of playing time, Lamb scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds in Vermont’s 73-49 win over Maine to start the week. The junior forward followed that with his third double-double of the season scoring 21 points and corralling 12 rebounds in the Catamounts 81-62 win over Hartford.
Lamb shot 12-for-20 (60 percent) for the week. He also handed out six assists, blocked three shots and collected two steals.
Lamb currently leads the America East with 20.9 points per game. He is third in rebounding (7.5) and second in blocks (2.1). The 6-foot-6 forward is tied for 27th in the nation in scoring.
Earlier this month, Lamb scored his 1,000th collegiate point.
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.