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    Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    We went to the Energy game tonight to watch Chris vs. Chris (Chris won).

    We sat behind a large group of adolescent boys and their sponsors - exchanged a few friendly comments with the sponsor sitting closest to us (we were in our ISU colors). During a break in the game I took a few minutes to ask him about the group he was with (Beyondball). He asked me if I'd heard of John Lamb, and I admitted that I probably should, but couldn't make a connection. That's when he told me about himself, how he made a lot of mistakes and was kicked off of the basketball team. He told me that he could have sat there & felt sorry for himself, and blamed everyone else for his problems, but realized that he was the one who screwed up. He has found a renewed faith, and a new calling working with kids, trying to help them make good decisions and focus on what's important in life, and there is life "beyond ball". John seems to have changed his life around, and I came away from the conversation very impressed with the young man.

    Thought maybe some of you would like to know that he is making better life choices now.



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    Re: Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    Lamb from Uconn?



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    Re: Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    Jeremy Lamb?


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    Re: Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    John Lamb. Not Jeremy Lamb.



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    Re: Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    I don't really feel like solving a riddle at this hour of the night. Who in the hell are you talking about..?


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    Re: Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    He was a walk-on transfer from Morehead State with that first wave of transfers. He got in trouble with drugs and became the only transfer to get into trouble, finding himself kicked off the team.

    I think he was the only Iowa in the bunch, and I'm thinking he was from Winterset.
    Glad to see that he's turned things around!


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    Re: Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    He was a walk-on, transfer sitting out at the same time as Babb et al. Was dismissed from the team and had legal issues a couple of months later.



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    Re: Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    Quote Originally Posted by letsCYber View Post
    I don't really feel like solving a riddle at this hour of the night. Who in the hell are you talking about..?
    Sorry to tax your brain cells, but I did say "John Lamb". :)



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    Re: Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    Quote Originally Posted by ImJustKCClone View Post
    He was a walk-on, transfer sitting out at the same time as Babb et al. Was dismissed from the team and had legal issues a couple of months later.
    Ohhh ok. I thought you were talking about Jeremy Lamb aka Windmill fail from UCONN.


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    Re: Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Ohhh ok. I thought you were talking about Jeremy Lamb aka Windmill fail from UCONN.
    Nah - if I met him I'd probably thank him for his humorous contribution to my mental highlight reel of failed attempts to showboat...right up there with Shawn Taggart slam dunking the ball and getting it jammed between the rim & the backboard...



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    Re: Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    Ahhh...John Lamb, it now rings a bell. The redhead with drug issues right??



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    Re: Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    I saw John speak last year through a youth service volunteer program. He is extremely fortunate that he received a second chance, as he was looking at serious prison time (10-15 years if I remember correctly). He seemed very sincere in his change, and really had a niche for speaking to teenagers and "getting through" to them. Good to see he is still working with youth.



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    Re: Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    Beyond Ball = Kingdom Hoops

    Beyond Ball

    In the past I seem to recall some members of CF having issues with the way that Jake Sullivan did some things.. cant recall what exactly. Seems that he helped this Lamb fella get his life back on track though.



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    Re: Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    Did you see Melvin, Georges, Naz, and Brynn Williamson at the Energy game? They sat a few rows in front of us and people were constantly coming up to them to congratulate them, get pictures with them, and even sign a few autographs. There was a line of kids up the stairs at half time.



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    Re: Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    I hardly consider him a former player. But good for him for getting his life together.



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