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Vermont star takes senior with rare disorder to her senior ball

Vermont star forward Anthony Lamb returned home to his alma mater, Greece Athena High in Rochester, New York over the weekend.

Lamb was Alexandra Hammell’s date to the school’s senior ball. Hammell suffers from Rett syndrome, a rare genetic neurological disorder that is more often found to affect females than males. The disorder keeps her from speaking and bounds her to a wheelchair.

“When you have a daughter who is non-verbal, non-ambulatory, needs nursing care, I never even thought this was a possibility,” said Hammell’s mother, Colleen told Jeff DiVeronica of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.

Lamb, the 6-foot-6 forward, in scoring, rebounds, and blocks in his first season in Burlington, averaging 12.8 points, 5.5 boards and 1.2 blocks per game. He helped Catamounts run off 21 straight victories en route to an appearance in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. This fall, the rising sophomore will be in the discussion for top mid-major players.