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Houston Rockets Pick Norcross Grad in 2012 NBA Draft

Former UConn player Jeremy Lamb was selected with the No. 12 overall pick by the Rockets.

Houston Rockets Pick Norcross Grad in 2012 NBA Draft Houston Rockets Pick Norcross Grad in 2012 NBA Draft

Norcross High graduate and University of Connecticut shooting guard was picked up by the Houston Rockets in the first round of the 2102 NBA Draft held Thursday night, according to SoxAndDawgs.com.

The 2010 grad, along with fellow UConn starting center Andre Drummond, became the 17th and 18th first-round picks from UConn. The duo is also the Huskies' 12th and 13th lottery picks under 26-year head coach Jim Calhoun, and they're the 14th and 15th UConn players to leave school early for the draft, too.

Draft prognosticators had the 6-foot-5, 180-pound being selected as high as No. 8 overall, and virtually none of the so-called "mock drafts" had him falling out of the first round.

Lamb, a former basketball captain at Norcross, that said he could be going to Houston. NBA.com’s David Aldridge said he would have been No. 14 to the Rockets, and he was at No. 18 according to NBA Draft Room.

Lamb, who , will be the fourth recent Norcross High star to put on an NBA uniform, joining Jodie Meeks, Al-Farouq Aminu and Gani Lawal.

Lamb was UConn's leading scorer as a sophomore and was a key figure in the Huskies' .

Draft experts compare Lamb's skills to that of former Indiana Pacers great Reggie Miller, who will be inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame this September.

For the full article, check out the article on SoxAndDawg.com.

 

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