With the No. 6 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, the Portland Trail Blazers selected Damian Lillard from Weber State.
Lillard is the 2012 class's top point guard, despite playing in the Big Sky for Weber State (the last combo guard to go from the Big Sky to the first round: Rodney Stuckey). Coming out of Oakland, where they breed Hall of Fame point guards (Jason Kidd, Gary Payton), Lillard is styled after the modern scorer-distributors like Deron Williams. Adjusting to the faster, longer NBA defenders will be the biggest challenge he'll face, but the same can be said for most prospects. As an older draft pick, he'll likely be ready to contribute from Day 1, though.
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