Weber State junior point guard Damian Lillard will enter this year's NBA Draft, sources have told Gary Parrish of CBS Sports. The 6'3" Oakland, California native averaged 24.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game this year.
Lightly recruited out of high school, he projects as the 12th overall pick by NBADraft.net and 13th by Draft Express. It's a fast rise for a lightly recruited player out of high school who appeared in only nine games last season because of a broken right foot. Earlier this season, Walker Beeken of Draft Express examined his game, praising his shooting and ball-handling while wondering about his playmaking skills and abilities to play NBA-level defense. Tyler Ingle of NBADraft.net likes how he gets to the free-throw line, but doesn't think he's a true point guard, which his low assist total backs up.