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NBA Mock Draft 2012: UConn's Jeremy Lamb Projected To Toronto Raptors

In Yahoo's latest 2012 NBA Mock Draft, draft expert Jonathan Givony projects UConn's Jeremy Lamb to be selected eighth by the Toronto Raptors.

A smooth perimeter player with the length and athleticism to create shots in the NBA, Lamb averaged 17.7 points and 4.9 rebounds as a UConn sophomore this past season.

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Though it's easy to forget because he spent the last two seasons very much in the public eye, Lamb is only 19 years old and has plenty of room to grow. That, combined with his already-impressive production, makes Lamb very intriguing to NBA scouts.

According to Givony, Lamb would fill a hole in Toronto:

While the Raptors anxiously await the arrival of their 2011 lottery pick, Jonas Valanciunas, next season, they have a chance to plug another hole. Finding a successor to starting point guard Jose Calderon, who is entering the final year of his contract, is a priority, especially considering that Valanciunas will need to have offense created for him, at least initially. The Raptors' wing rotation also looks unsettled, with DeMar DeRozan still unable to find a consistent jump shot, and very little starting material around him. One solution might be to pick Jeremy Lamb, one of the most talented scorers in the draft, and move DeRozan to small forward.

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