As if he couldn't find enough competition in his native New York City, Doron Lamb needed an extra challenge. With that in mind, the 6-foot-4 shooting guard transferred to might Oak Hill Academy in tiny Mouth of Wilson, Va. for his junior year of high school.
So far, Lamb is glad he made the move.
"At Oak Hill I wake up in the morning and work out every day," said Lamb. "Coach Smith is always pushing me and tells me he needs me. I've taken that and worked hard."
A naturally skilled scorer with a well developed mid range game. Lamb admits that he's the kind of kid who needed a little extra prodding in order to reach his full potential. He's liking what a push in the right direction has done for him.
"I think I've gotten stronger," said Lamb. "We hit the weight room for like an hour and change every day after school. My jump shot has also gotten better throughout the year."
One of the more highly recruited players in the country, Lamb rattles off a long list that includes Syracuse, Kansas, Louisville, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Marquette, Connecticut, Pittsburgh and several others.
"I like how he runs his system," Lamb told Kentucky Sports Report. "It's an up and down system and that's how I like to play."
Lamb is also keen on one of the guys Calipari has hired to help him recruit and coach.
"Rod Strickland is a famous alumni from Oak Hill," said Lamb. "He's going to be coming out to the school looking to recruit and have fun. He's from New York, so we have a lot in common. They've offered me."
According to Lamb, he's looking to set up some unofficial visits during the summer and mentioned Kentucky – along with several others – as a possible destination. After the summer, he'll cut down his list and look to make a decision shortly after.
"At the beginning of my senior year or so," said Lamb. "I think that's when I'll cut it down. I don't know how many visits I'll take."