2012 NBA Draft: Jeremy Lamb, Andre Drummond Ranked In Gottlieb's Top Five

HARTFORD, CT - DECEMBER 3: Andre Drummond #12 of the Connecticut Huskies heads for the basket against Kikko Haydar #20 of the Arkansas Razorbacks and Marvell Waithe #22 of the Arkansas Razorbacks in the first half on December 3, 2011 at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

ESPN's Doug Gottlieb wrote a 2012 NBA Draft Big Board, ranking two Connecticut Huskies among his top five NBA draft prospects.

ESPN's Doug Gottlieb wrote a 2012 NBA Draft Big Board, ranking two Connecticut Huskies among his top five NBA draft prospects.

Freshman Andre Drummond, a 6-11 center, was ranked third on Gottlieb's list, behind only Baylor's Perry Jones and North Carolina's Harrison Barnes.

"Just scraping the surface of his potential, but already an animal on defense with all the makings of a stud big man," Gottlieb described Drummond, who is averaging 9.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocks.

UConn wing Jeremy Lamb was ranked fifth by Gottlieb, one spot behind Kentucky's Anthony Davis. The 6-5 Lamb, averaging 19.3 points and 4.5 rebounds to date, has become one of the purest scorers in college basketball one year after playing the role of Kemba Walker's top sidekick.

"Silky smooth 1/2/3-type player, who continues to elevate his game. He needs to work on his body for the rigors of the NBA, but his overall game is tailor-made for the League," Gottlieb wrote about Lamb.

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