From July 13th to the 15th, 13 former and current college basketball players from Tennessee and the Upper Cumberland, Assistant Coach Ezra Pinzur of Alabama Huntsville, and Coach Layne Bussell of Algood hosted the Upper Cumberland Basketball Camp. They hosted students from across the Upper Cumberland ranging from 1st to 8th grade.
Among the players hosting the camp was former Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats basketball player Keelie Lamb. Lamb graduated from Livingston Academy in 2016, afterwhich she began playing for the Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers. Lamb saw action all four years in college, graduating after totalling over 1200 points, and leading her team in scoring and rebounding her senior year.
Just over one year ago, Lamb signed with the Bærum Basket Bekkestua in Norway’s top professional womens’ basketball league – Kvinneligaen. During the 2021-22 season, Lamb averaged just over 15 points a game with a career high of 25 – which she hit twice. She also shot just under 40% from three to help the Bekkestua to a 20-4 record that included a league championship.
During the camp, Lamb talked with UCSN about what it’s like to play overseas, how her previous experience prepared her for professional basketball, and what it means to give back through the Upper Cumberland camp.