"Now that the AAU season is over, we are in the process of narrowing things down," Rolando Lamb said. "We want to set some visits and decide before Jeremy's senior season begins."
Lamb, a 6-4 combo guard from Norcross, Ga, has gone from a handful of mid-major offers in June to 31 offers in less than two months. That can make trimming one's list a tough and time consuming task.
"We are trying to work out which schools will get the visits. It's tough because with all of the new schools offering, we want to give as many programs a look that we can. By the end of the week, we hope to have things narrowed down. Jeremy has 31 offers and we've had to turn some people down. People keep coming in wanting to offer, but we are separating the schools with genuine interest with the ones that are fishing to see if we have interest," Mr. Lamb said.
The Lamb family is looking for three key things when taking a look at programs with staying close to home an option, but not a deciding factor.
"The things that are important to Jeremy are the character of the coach, the people around the coach and their character. Will the system fit Jeremy's basketball talents? Also, the opportunity to get to the next level and what gives Jeremy the best chance to do that. Staying close to home or not is not a major issue," Mr. Lamb said.
Lamb is a player that is being recruited as a combo guard by many, a point guard by some and a shooting guard only by some. The question becomes what system does Lamb see himself fitting in and what position does he see himself playing at the next level. Mr. Lamb says allowing him to be versatile is the key in finding a system and program.
"We are looking for a system that will allow Jeremy to play some shooting guard and some point guard. His strength is the ability to be versatile. He can shoot the long ball, has a mid-range game and can get to the rim and score or create for his teammates. We have some schools looking at him at point guard only and some as a shooting guard," Mr. Lamb said.
One program that offered Lamb in July after the Peach Jam and is recruiting the Georgia rising senior very hard is the Texas Longhorns.
"They are recruiting Jeremy hard. They offered already and we are considering them," Mr. Lamb said.