As Doron Lamb looks back to where he was a year ago, he likes the way things are going. While he was generating plenty of headlines and appeared on all the recruiting lists, the six-foot-four shooting guard felt he was missing something. After starring at Bishop Laughlin in Brooklyn, he decided to make the move to famed Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va. for his junior year.
Taking stock of where he is now, Lamb things he made the right decision.
"It's been a very good move. The talent level at Oak Hill is very high," said Lamb. "We play every game like it's a game seven because everybody wants to beat us. That's great for me because I don't want to say it was easy back home. But, it wasn't the same as it as Oak Hill."
Citing the chance to focus on books and basketball in an out of the way and slow paced place like Mouth of Wilson, Lamb also feels that he's matured off the court. On the court, he remains a guy who is more old school than new school. An above average ball handler for a shooting guard, his specialty has always been his mid range game.
"The mid range game, that's my strength," said Lamb. "That's what I do. I was born doing it so I'm going to keep on doing it. It's natural."
That being said, Lamb notes that he's improved his deep shooting over the year and that there are other areas of his game that he's looking to focus on.
"I need to get stronger and work on my jumping ability," said Lamb. "I want to be able to go up and just punch on somebody.
Being recruited by schools from coast to coast, Lamb rattles off a lengthy school list that includes the likes of Louisville, West Virginia, Rutgers, Syracuse, Kentucky, UCLA, Pittsburgh, Connecticut, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Marquette and several others.
Also included on that list is Bill Self's Kansas program. According to Lamb he'd like to make his way to Lawrence for a visit at some point and the Jayhawks have been following him closely for a while now.
"Kansas really first started recruiting me last year," Lamb told Phog.Net. "Bill Self went and watched me at the Peach Jam last year and really started recruiting me. I was really interested in them so I've kept in touch this year and last year. I'm still looking at Kansas right now."
With school out of session, Lamb remains busy attending major camps and traveling with his club team the New York Gauchos. After the summer is over, he's planning to cut his list to five and then start taking official visits before making a decision. As it was with his decision to attend Oak Hill, he's looking at what's best for him and his future.
"I don't really care where the school is, if it's best for me I'll go there. I hope to play in an up and down system," said Lamb of what he'll look for." Distance doesn't really matter. I can go anywhere. As long as it's best for me I can go to Hawaii or Africa, I don't care as long as it's best for me."