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Lamb Makes NBA Debut, Then Waived by Pistons

First UVM alumnus to suit up for NBA team in almost a decade
First UVM alumnus to suit up for NBA team in almost a decade
First UVM alumnus to suit up for NBA team in almost a decade
Published: Dec. 13, 2020 at 4:34 PM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Despite the long list of great players that have come through the program, no UVM men’s basketball alumnus has ever played in an NBA regular season game. On Sunday, Anthony Lamb became just the second Hoopcat to see the floor in the preseason...but was promptly waived by Detroit after the game.

Lamb entered with about four minutes remaining in the Pistons’ 99-91 win over New York and recorded one missed three-point shot, one rebound, and one personal foul. By playing in the game, he joined Marqus Blakely as UVM alums who have played in the preseason: the 2010 grad played three games with the Clippers in 2012.

The debut was bittersweet though as Lamb was one of three players waived by the team Sunday night. Any other NBA team can claim him over the next two days, at which point he becomes an unrestricted free agent. It is unclear at this point whether the Pistons plan to sign him to a G-League contract.

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