Marshall County Profile: Doron Lamb

BENTON, Ky. – With Keith "Tiny" Gallon out, Oak Hill needed someone to step up on both ends. Among the guys to do it was New York native Doron Lamb.

The Marshall County Hoopfest is always full of prime time match ups and the 2008 Hoopfest wasn't any different. Among the most anticipated contest was Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill against Duncanville (Tex.) High.

Early on the in the game Keith Gallon made his presence known, but just a few minutes into the action the Oklahoma commit went down with a shin injury. So Oak Hill was missing their best player and they needed someone to step up.

Although it was Lamont Jones that finished with a team high 17 points, Doron Lamb seemingly got it done on both ends, especially in the second half.

The 6-foot-5 shooting guard finished 5-for-11 from the field with 14 points, but also was a contributor on the defensive end, where he drew the assignment of Shawn Williams.

"I stepped it up and hit some shots in the second half," Lamb said. "At half time my teammates told me to pick it up on defense. I had to guard Williams. That was my job. I did bad in the first half, but coach said pick it up in the second half and I stopped him."

Lamb, who is ranked as the No. 2 shooting guard in the class of 2010, scored majority of his buckets off pull-up jumpers and knocked down a pair of three-pointers on just three attempts.

"Every time I shoot, I just keep on shooting," he said after the Oak Hill's 12-point win over Duncanville. "I know if I keep on shooting that I'm going to make them next time."

Originally from New York, Lamb made the move to Oak Hill during the off season and thus far he's been happy with the results, despite it being a different situation.

"It's hard because I went to school in the city," Lamb said. "But I like Oak Hill because I just do my work and go play basketball. That's all there is to do out there."

"All I do is go to the gym," he continued. "I wake up at four or five in the morning and get in the gym and work on my game before school and I get in the weight room to get ready for college."

Speaking of college, there are plenty of schools that would love to have a commitment from Lamb. But he's putting his recruitment on hold during the season

"I'm not really worried about college right now," he said. "I'm more worried about my junior year. I'll worry about college later, but I am going to do some visits this summer."

Lamb said virtually every school in the Big East is recruiting him, as well as Kansas, Kentucky, Clemson and Memphis.

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