2012 NBA Draft: Damian Lillard, Top Point Guard Prospect, Will Turn Pro

The 2012 NBA Draft is filled with depth in the front court, but the consensus seems to be that there are not a lot of point guard prospects worthy of a first round pick this June. One of the floor generals that seems to be ready for the NBA is Damian Lillard, a prospect that flew under the radar for most of the season.

Lillard, a 6-foot-3 junior point guard, held a press conference on Tuesday to announce his intentions of going pro after three seasons of donning a Weber State Wildcats jersey.

"I am extremely proud of Damian and couldn't be happier for him," Weber State head coach Randy Rahe, who recruited Lillard to Weber State, said in a press release. "He is a terrific player but he's even a better person and has represented us so well. No one I have been associated has worked harder than he has and I couldn't be prouder for him."

In 32 games this past season, the high-scoring guard averaged 24.5 points, five rebounds and four assists while shooting better than 40 percent from the three-point arc. The consensus seems to be that Lillard and North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall are the top two point guard prospects in this year's draft class.

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