On the Lamb
Doron Lamb is making an official visit to UConn this weekend. He arrived late last night and will leave tomorrow morning.
Lamb says his list of schools is down to five: Kansas, Kentucky, UConn, Arizona and Oklahoma. He's visited all but Arizona so far, and will be visiting that school soon.
Lamb says he will commit in the fall but wait until April to sign.
"I’m just looking for a good coaching staff, a winning school, good players that I can work around," he said. "A school that's basketball-first."
He added that he doesn't have a frontrunner right now. Lamb is teammates at Oak Hill Academy with Roscoe Smith, whose final three schools are down to UConn, Georgetown and Duke. Smith said last night that he has a frontrunner, but wouldn't hint at who that is.
"He's a good player," Lamb said of Smith. "When he went to Oak Hill, he didn't realize it was strict and all that, in the middle of nowhere. But he realized what he's got to do out there, so he's doing better now."
In other news ...
***While Jim Calhoun noted that the same five players – Gavin Edwards, Kemba Walker, Jerome Dyson, Stanley Robinson, Alex Oriakhi – are likely to start in tomorrow night's 9 p.m. bout with Colgate at Gampel, freshman Jamal Coombs-McDaniel started at small forward in practice on Saturday, with Robinson moving to power forward in place of Edwards.
***Hofstra faces Yale in the opener of the North regional tomorrow at 6:30 p.m., followed by UConn-Colgate. The finals are scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m., with the consolation game preceding it at 4:30 p.m. Unless, of course, Colgate manages to spring the upset on UConn. Then, for local television purposes, the Huskies will play the consolation game at 7 p.m., meaning the 4:30 p.m. championship game would actually precede the consolation.
The winner of the region moves on to the semifinals on Nov. 25 at Madison Square Garden. The top seeds in each region are Duke, Arizona State, LSU and UConn, meaning that the Huskies could conceivably face LSU the night before Thanksgiving, then either Duke or Arizona State the night after at MSG.