Top point guard prospect looking at Cats

Oak Hill's Lamb a top-25 prospect

jtipton@herald-leader.comJuly 9, 2009 

CLEVELAND — A top-25 point guard prospect, Doron Lamb, visited Kentucky two weeks ago. Lamb, who plays basketball for the high school powerhouse Oak Hill Academy, liked what he saw and considers Kentucky among his top college choices.

That might be considered big news given UK will have two highly regarded freshman point guards next season in John Wall and Eric Bledsoe.

"I think John Wall is one-and-done," meaning he'd play only one season for Kentucky before turning pro, Lamb said at the Nike-sponsored King City Classic on Thursday. "Eric Bledsoe, he'd be there if I go there. He and I will be a good backcourt."

Lamb listed his schools as UK, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Pittsburgh, Marquette, Connecticut and Southern Cal.

When he visited UK, Lamb was escorted by Wall and another freshman, DeMarcus Cousins.

Future Gator leads teamto championship

Austin Rivers, the son of Boston Celtics Coach Doc Rivers and a high school junior-to-be who has committed to Florida, led his team to the King City Classic championship Thursday.

Rivers played point guard for "Memphis," which beat "Connecticut" 95-77 in the championship game.

Rivers will be a junior this coming school year at Winter Park (Fla.) High School. He fits the Florida mold of a highly skilled player who lacks an imposing physical style.

Other players on the "Memphis" team included at least two Kentucky recruiting targets: 6-8 forwards C.J. Leslie (a high school teammate of UK incoming freshman John Wall) and Johnny O'Bryant of Cleveland, Tenn.

The "Connecticut" team had at least three players who mentioned UK on their lists: Adreian Payne of Dayton, Ohio, Quincy Miller of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Cameron Clark of Sherman, Texas.

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