TAG: Doron Lamb

photo of tourney MVP Tyrone Johnson: ESPN RISE, Joe Faraoni

The ESPN RISE National High School Invitational is the culminating event of the season, where some of the most talented prep teams from throughout the country get together for some end-of-season fireworks. Read More »

Hoop Visuals High School, Jordan Brand, Ncaa / Apr 23, 2010 / 12:47 am

Jumpin’ it up at the 2010 Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden

As I post this, I just witnessed the youngest team in the NBA defeat the defending champion Lakers in game 3 and I can’t help but think that many of the guys who participated in the JBC last Saturday will find themselves in a similar situation soon. By now, you’ve probably heard plenty about the game last weekend, so I’d just like to take you on a visual tour with some pics I was fortunate enough to capture. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the game and on the visuals and I hope you enjoy them. Read More »

mvp’s and the future of tobacco road, kyrie irving and harrison barnes photo: alton ritter

Basketball, broken down to its simplest compound, is about scoring more buckets than the team you’re playing against. The Semi-Automatic refers to players who leave bodies in their wake with their innate ability to get buckets.

And this past Saturday, April 17th, at the mecca of Madison Square Garden, the next class of semi-automatic candidates had the stage all to themselves at the 2010 Jordan Brand Classic. The White Jersey’s beat the Black Jersey’s 129-125 after the black squad’s furious second half comeback fell just short. They trailed 75-56 at the half.

With Jordan Game alum and New Orleans Hornets PG Chris Paul sitting courtside, the next generation displayed their skills for the final time in their capacity of high school phenoms. Now, they must prove that they deserve the same classification on the college level. Here’s a brief rundown of some of my insights and observations – Read More »

photo of Tyreke Evans at the 2008 Jordan Brand Classic: nydailynews.com

Basketball, broken down to its simplest compound, is about scoring more buckets than the team you’re playing against. The Semi-Automatic refers to players who leave bodies in their wake with their innate ability to get buckets.

And this Saturday, April 17th, at the mecca of Madison Square Garden, the next class of semi-automatic candidates will have the stage all to themselves at the 2010 Jordan Brand Classic. At last year’s event, before his super-duper freshman year at Kentucky, John Wall, #1 NBA draft pick in-waiting, gave us a sneak peek at the luminous brilliance to come, both in practice and in the actual game. Read More »

photo of findlay prep’s corey joseph: espn.com

Eight of the nation’s premier boys basketball programs went at it in Baltimore on April 1st through the 3rd to celebrate a ceremonious end to the high school season. The event was ESPN Rise’s second annual National High School Invitational tournament. When the dust settled at Coppin State University’s sparkling Physical Education Complex, Nevada’s Findlay Prep walked away with the NHSI crown for the second consecutive year. Read More »

March 8, 2010. 40 days left to the Jordan All-American Game at Madison Square Garden. Four Elite 24 Rucker Park MVP’s are playing: #5 Tobias Harris [has an NBA skill-set already], #7 Josh Selby, #8 C.J. Leslie, and # 25 Doron Lamb.

The top-10 ranked high school players, according to ESPNU, have all been given the Jordan All-American shine but which one is ready though, for the hot ESPN lights, the Spike Lee scrutiny and the New York City critique. Who’s your early MVP favorite? Read More »

Bounce Magazine

Doron Lamb’s lights-out offensive onslaught was an extraterrestrial one-man shooting clinic like none I’ve ever before witnessed at that level.

All of you who dipped following the St. Patrick’s game during Saturday’s PrimeTime shootout at the Sun Center National Bank Arena in Trenton, N.J., y’all missed one of the greatest high school performances in recent memory.

Lamb’s 49-point barrage occured during the tail end of a scorching Saturday showcase that was essentially a who’s who of some of the nation’s elite high school players. Lamb, the Oak Hill HS combination guard and New York City native, finished three points shy of matching Lebron James’ 2002 Primetime record of 52.

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After the 2009 Elite 24 HS All-American practice was over, myself, Cardozo HS coach Ron Naclerio, and other members of the media took to the LA Sports Club floor to shoot around. I hit my first 12 jumpers in a row (Casey Lee my witness) and caught the attention of Oak Hill Academy’s Doron Lamb. He guarded up, I gave him a quick one-two, but unfortunately lost control of my handle and wound up looking like that retired dude on the sideline who can only shoot when no one is guarding him–argh! Hahaha. Luckily, his father Cal Lamb and I played for years against each other down in the Lower East Side’s’ Ham-Fish Tournament, so he can co-sign that I once could knock’em down to his son if he’s still a non-believe. Cal was a standout at LIU in Brooklyn, and one of the best shooters I ever saw in the “6th Borough” a.k.a. the L.E.S. So no surprise to me or anyone else from the Lower that Doron can go.

I nicknamed Doron “Smooth Criminal” at the game in Gauchos Gym the next day. He has the ability to score effortlessly. I believe he’s the top scorer in Elite 24 the last two years in a row, without any highlight dunks or crossover, just smooth sailing, threes, and court sense.

Next time he guards up, I’ll have to show him something better!