In an attempt to save what has been a disappointing season for last season runners-up from Thailand, they have brought in one of the best shooters in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) history.
As first reported by Tones and Definition, Lamb is set to join last season’s runner-up for the remainder of the season to help them salvage their campaign, and hopefully make a last-ditch playoff push.
Having most recently played for Tycoon Club in Hong Kong’s Division 1 league, the Thai-American swingman is no stranger to the ASEAN basketball circuit as he has been one of the best players for several ABL clubs, and also the Thailand national team in multiple occasions.
Lamb started his ABL career with Mono Vampire’s long-time domestic rival Hi-Tech Bangkok City in 2015- the same season his new team made the debut in one of the biggest regional basketball leagues in Asia.
After Hi-Tech left the league in the following season, Lamb moved to Hong Kong Eastern and together with former World Import MVP Marcus Elliot, they formed a feared backcourt partnership that helped win them the 2016-2017 ABL championship. He also took home the Heritage Import MVP award.
The UCLA and Long Beach State alumnus continued to suit up for the Long Lions last season, and although Hong Kong fell short to the eventual champions San Miguel Alab Pilipinas in the playoffs, the 6’5 shooting guard had his best season statically, recording 22.8 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 3.9 APG, 2.9 SPG while shooting almost 40 percent from beyond the arc.
Between three ABL seasons, Lamb also had playing stints in Thailand Basketball League (TBL) for Hi-Tech, winning the 2018 championship after teaming with Singapore Slingers’ import Xavier Alexander, defeating his new team Mono Vampire in the finals.
The presence of an excellent shooter like with size like Lamb will definitely help Mono in getting back in the impressive form they were in at the end last season that pushed the defending champions Alab Pilipinas to five games in the Finals, especially when Singletary and Morgan have been underperforming so far in both shooting and rebounding aspects.
With this addition, Mono Vampire Basketball Club have now unified the trio of Thai-Americans Moses Morgan, Freddir Goldstein and Lamb, who will all be local players under the new rules in their roster and will not only look to make the playoffs but also finish as high as they can after going 2-11 in the first half of the season.
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