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Norcross' Lamb assigned to the D-League by NBA team

NBA Commissioner David Stern, left, poses with Jeremy Lamb, of Connecticut, the No. 12 overall draft pick by the Houston Rockets in the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June, 28, 2012, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

NBA Commissioner David Stern, left, poses with Jeremy Lamb, of Connecticut, the No. 12 overall draft pick by the Houston Rockets in the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June, 28, 2012, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

The Oklahoma City Thunder today assigned rookie and Norcross grad Jeremy Lamb to the Tulsa 66ers, the Thunder's NBA Development League affiliate, on Thursday.

The 6-foot-5 guard has appeared in eight games for the Thunder this season, averaging 2.1 points and 4.3 minutes. Originally selected in the first round (12th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets, Lamb was traded to Oklahoma City in October.

In two seasons at UConn, Lamb averaged 14.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 32.1 minutes, becoming only the sixth sophomore in Connecticut history to score 1,000 career points. Lamb was a member of the 2011 NCAA National Champinship team, recording 12 points in the title game against Butler and earning a spot on the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament team.

Lamb is expected to join the 66ers Thursday and be available Friday when the team hosts the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in Tulsa.