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Norcross' Lamb honored by Big East

Connecticut's Jeremy Lamb (3) goes up for a shot as Seton Hall's Fuquan Edwin (23) defends in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, in Newark, N.J. Seton Hall won 75-63. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Connecticut's Jeremy Lamb (3) goes up for a shot as Seton Hall's Fuquan Edwin (23) defends in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, in Newark, N.J. Seton Hall won 75-63. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Norcross grad Jeremy Lamb was named to the All-Big East Conference first team on Sunday.

The Connecticut sophomore guard ranks fourth in the conference in scoring (17.6) this season and also averages 4.8 rebounds. He has made 48 percent of his field goals and 83 percent of his free throws.

Lamb made the all-rookie team last year as a freshman, when he helped the Huskies to the national championship. He made the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team after averaging 16.2 points and 4.8 rebounds during the NCAA tourney.

The six-player first team also included another Georgia, Marquette senior forward Jae Crowder, who is from Villa Rica. Georgetown's Jason Clark, Marquette's Darius Johnson-Odom, Syracuse's Kris Joseph and West Virginia's Kevin Jones also made the first team.

Lamb and the Huskies begin the Big East tourney Tuesday at noon, when they face DePaul in Madison Square Garden. UConn