"We we're actually drafting up a press release to get it out," coach Jesse McMillan told Scout.com. "Coach Calhoun was here a few minutes ago; they just left."
Connecticut hosted Lamb a few weeks ago – as did Texas – and accepted a verbal commitment from Scout.com's 62nd ranked player Tuesday morning. McMillan said Calhoun is getting a young man who has preferred UConn for a long time.
"I think there had been a desire to play for Connecticut for a long time when he was growing up. I got the sense of family and tradition and connection they felt with the staff sealed the deal."
Lamb is the best kind of prospect. He's a late bloomer. The young man hit his stride this past summer. He's not like other recruits who have lived off their early high school reputations. Lamb made his a few months prior to the start of his senior season.
"He was in a situation where he was a 6th man for us last year," McMillan said. "His point production was good. He played over 14 minutes a game and averaged 12.5 points. He scored it at a high rate but he wasn't given the opportunity to score because of his time on the floor.
"We knew after our team camp that if he went out in July he would play at the highest level."
McMillan said his player had a rough time with the process because Lamb hadn't dealt with recruiting prior to this summer. He wasn't recruited hard last year but when he "blew up" it was a new experience for him.
"Those kids have been tagged early in their careers and been recruited since they were sophomores. Jeremy had to go through the process over two months as opposed to over two years like other players."