# Shooting Guard

Jeremy Lamb

Height / Weight
6' 5" / 180 lbs
Born
May 30, 1992 (30)
College
Connecticut
NBA Draft
1st Round, 12th Overall, 2012
Nationality
American
SEASON STATS
2021-2022
PTS
7.3
-2.8
Rebounds
2.8
-0.9
Assists
1.4
-0.0
PER
15.98
-3.38
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: Jeremy Lamb
Place of Birth: Henrico, Virginia
Education: Connecticut
Parents: Rolando and Angela Lamb

Jeremy Lamb Biography Details, Age, Net Worth, and Basketball Career

Jeremy Lamb is an NBA player playing with the Indiana Pacers. Playing primarily as a shooting guard, Lamb is known primarily for being a versatile and athletic scorer from all over the court. 

Many know Lamb best for his standout freshman season at the University of Connecticut, where he was a key player on UConn’s NCAA tournament-winning team in 2011. He was drafted in 2012 by the Houston Rockets and played with the Oklahoma City Thunder before establishing himself with the Charlotte Hornets. Lamb had several highlight moments in his four years in Charlotte, including a half-court, game-winning buzzer-beater against the Toronto Raptors. In 2019 he signed with the Indiana Pacers. He was a regular starter during Victor Oladipo’s injury absence before suffering a season-ending left ACL tear in February 2020.

Jeremy Lamb Basketball Career

High School Career (Norcross High School)

Lamb attended Norcross High School in Norcross, Virginia. His successful high school career included a regional championship and a 27-3 record during his senior year. He averaged 20 points and 6 rebounds. 

Rivals.com listed him as a four-star recruit, 19th in his position, and the 76th best prospect overall in the class of 2010.

College Career (Connecticut Huskies)

Jeremy Lamb made an immediate impact as a freshman on Jim Calhoun’s Connecticut team. In 41 games, Lamb averaged 11.1 points per game and shot 37% from three. He partnered with future Charlotte teammate Kemba Walker to lead UConn to a Big East Tournament championship. In the NCAA tournament, Lamb increased his scoring to 16.2 points per game, second behind Walker. The Huskies defeated Butler to capture the 2011 NCAA tournament championship.

The 2012 college basketball season was a disappointment for the defending champions. Although Lamb averaged 17.7 points per game, the team struggled in the regular season and lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament. After his sophomore season, Lamb declared for the NBA draft.

NBA Career

Jeremy Lamb was selected 12th overall by the Houston Rockets. Before the beginning of the season, however, Lamb was included in the blockbuster trade that brought James Harden from OKC to the Houston Rockets. In three seasons with Oklahoma City, Lamb averaged 7 points per game but had several explosive 20-plus point performances.

In 2015, Lamb was traded to the Charlotte Hornets for Luke Ridnour and a future second-round pick. The Hornets signed him to a $21-million dollar contract extension, which allowed them to hold on to Lamb as he grew from a fringe player to a starter. Primarily coming off the bench, Lamb increased his scoring average each year before being named a regular starter for the 2018-2019 season. In this season he averaged 15.3 points per game.

In the 2019 offseason, Lamb signed with the Indiana Pacers. Featuring in 46 games and starting 42 of them, Lamb’s offense helped Pacers play well despite the long-term injury to Victor Oladipo. In February 2020, Lamb suffered a season-ending ACL tear.

Jeremy Lamb Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

After his rookie-scale contract, Lamb signed a $21 million dollar extension with the Charlotte Hornets shortly after arriving from OKC via trade. In 2019, Lamb locked in a 3-year, $31.5M deal with the Indiana Pacers.

Jeremy Lamb signed a $31.5M contract with the Indiana Pacers in 2019.

Jeremy Lamb Personal Life

Jeremy Lamb was born to Rolando and Angela Lamb in Henrico, Virginia. His father Rolando was a well-known college basketball player, who won the game with a buzzer-beater for VCU in the 1984 NCAA tournament. Jeremy’s brother Zach also played college basketball.

Jeremy Lamb Fun Facts

  • Jeremy Lamb’s 48-foot game-winner against the Toronto Raptors is the second-longest game-winning shot of the past 30 years
  • UConn coach Jim Calhoun was interested in recruiting Lamb after noticing similarities with legendary UConn guard Rip Hamilton
  • In one of his first interviews as an Indiana Pacer, Lamb asked for recommendations for the best dart bars in Indianapolis
  • In the 2011 FIBA Under-19 World Cup, Lamb was the only American named to the All-Tournament team.
Career stats
2021-2022
SAC
2020-2021
IND
2019-2020
IND
2018-2019
CHA
2017-2018
CHA
2016-2017
CHA
2015-2016
CHA
2014-2015
OKC
2013-2014
OKC
2012-2013
OKC
Season Team G MIN FG% 3P% FT% REB AST BLK STL PTS
2021-2022
56 16.7 38.3 32.4 84.0 2.8 1.4 0.4 0.6 7.3
2020-2021
36 21.2 43.5 40.6 94.7 3.6 1.5 0.6 0.9 10.1
2019-2020
46 28.1 45.1 33.5 83.6 4.3 2.1 0.5 1.2 12.5
2018-2019
79 28.5 44.0 34.8 88.8 5.5 2.2 0.4 1.1 15.3
2017-2018
80 24.6 45.7 37.2 86.1 4.0 2.3 0.4 0.8 12.9
2016-2017
62 18.4 45.9 27.9 85.3 4.3 1.2 0.4 0.4 9.7
2015-2016
66 18.6 45.1 30.9 72.7 3.8 1.2 0.5 0.6 8.8
2014-2015
47 13.4 41.6 34.2 89.1 2.3 0.9 0.1 0.4 6.3
2013-2014
78 19.7 43.2 35.6 79.7 2.4 1.5 0.3 0.7 8.5
2012-2013
23 6.3 35.3 30.0 100.0 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.1 3.1
Recent Games
Sun 4/10
Sat 4/9
Tue 4/5
Sun 4/3
Fri 4/1
Wed 3/30
Mon 3/28
Sat 3/26
Wed 3/23
Sun 3/20
Date Opp RESULT MIN PTS OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO
Sun 4/10
W 116-109
15 5 0 1 1 0 1 0 3
Sat 4/9
L 98-117
26 6 1 3 4 4 1 0 1
Tue 4/5
L 123-109
22 15 0 5 5 5 1 1 1
Sun 4/3
L 109-90
12 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
Fri 4/1
W 122-117
13 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Wed 3/30
W 121-118
23 12 3 4 7 1 0 0 0
Mon 3/28
L 100-123
8 6 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
Sat 3/26
W 114-110
14 4 3 1 4 0 0 0 0
Wed 3/23
W 110-109
21 10 0 5 5 3 0 0 1
Sun 3/20
L 127-124
15 5 0 5 5 3 0 0 1