The Houston Rockets spent much of the time leading up to Thursday's NBA draft trying to stock pile draft picks for a possible trade, and they used the first of those picks to take Connecticut guard Jeremy Lamb with the 12th pick of the first round.
The 6-7 Lamb averaged 17.7 points as a sophomore and was a starter on the Huskies' 2011 national championship team.
He's considered a standout shooter and an excellent athlete.
"It was still in the lottery," Jeremy Lamb told the Hartford Courant, "and I was sweating. That was me being anxious, and nervous, but once I heard my name called, it was one of the greatest feelings."
The Rockets reportedly are trying to stock up on young players to offer in a trade that would get them Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard. However, there was no mention of a trade on Thursday.
For now, the Rockets have Lamb.
"I'm ready to work hard," Lamb told the Courant. "I'm not saying I'm going to take their minutes, but I'm not going to go in and settle. I'm going to do what it takes."
Lamb sprained his ankle working out for Toronto on June 14.
"[The injury] was almost a good thing," Lamb told the Courant. "People try to doubt my heart, doubt my competitiveness, and the whole time I competed when I was working out on a bad ankle. It showed my competitiveness, and that I always want to push myself."