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.