By Brandon Pemberton
11. Damian Lillard 6-2 190lbs Weber St. Junior PG
2011-12 stats: 34.5 mpg, 24.5 ppg, 5 rpg, 4.1 apg, 47% fg, 41% 3ptfg, 89% ft
Projection: Lottery Pick( Top Ten)
Strengths: Damian Lillard is well known by degenerate college basketball fans like myself, but most haven’t heard of him until the draft process has started. He is not only the best point guard in the draft, but one of the best scorers and shooters. He played on a team in Weber St. who even in a weak conference was outmatched on most nights, and he carried his team while being doubled and triple teamed. He tested out very well athletically at the combine, with and amazing 40 inch vertical leap.
Weaknesses: Level of competition always comes up, he played in a weak conference and never made it to the NCAA tourney during his time at Weber St. Lillard has shown great scoring and shooting ability, but is he more of a scorer then a traditional lead guard? I’m not sure if he’s going to be able to score at that rate in the NBA and he will need to have more of a pass first mindset in my opinion.