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Weber State's Damian Lillard dazzles in front of NBA executives

By Jason Lloyd Published: January 9, 2012


When the NBA draft rolls around next summer, remember the name Damian Lillard. He's the nation's leading scorer, a junior at Weber State and his presence Saturday night attracted a handful of general managers to the Portland area over the weekend.

Among them were Bulls GM Gar Forman and the Cavs' Chris Grant, both of whom watched Lillard score 38 points in a win over Portland State. Grant was already here for the Cavs' game against the Trail Blazers, but Forman made the trip just to see Lillard, who leads the nation with a 26.3 scoring average.

Lillard played all 40 minutes Saturday, was 12 of 23 from the floor and made eight 3-pointers. He is 6-foot-3, can drive and finish around the basket and has excellent range, too. He is averaging 5.8 rebounds per game.

Lillard will have a decision to make at the end of the season whether to return for his senior year or make himself available for the NBA. If he's still leading the country in scoring in March, the choice might be fairly simple.

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