June 19, 2009
Former Virginia basketball star Jeff Lamp is back in town this week helping out with the NBPA Top 100 Camp at John Paul Jones Arena.
Lamp has been with the NBPA for eight years and is supervising the coaches clinic at the camp. The clinic is designed for NBA players who want to become NBA or college coaches some day. Last year was a trial run for the coaches clinic, but this year 13 NBA players are taking part and helping the Top 100 players sharpen their skills.
Lamp currently lives out in Los Angeles, but says it's nice to get back to Charlottesville and see some friends. He also made sure to get back to University Hall, and says that he has a lot of fond memories from his days as a Cavalier.
While he says that this past season of Virginia basketball was frustrating to watch, he is optimistic about the future of the program. Living out on the west coast, he gets to watch a lot of PAC 10 basketball and says he is impressed with Coach Tony Bennett. Lamp believes that Bennett will put together a defensive-minded team and that fans should be ready for competitive games this season.
Lamp is also very impressed with the John Paul Jones Arena and says it would have been awesome to play his home games there.