NCAA All-America 3rd Team: 2011-12
|Damian Lillard, Point Guard (2009-12)
NCAA All-America Honorable Mention: 2010-11
District VIII Player of the Year: 2011-12
Big Sky MVP: 2009-10, 2011-12
Big Sky 1st Team All-Conference: 2008-09, 2009-10, 2011-12
Big Sky Freshman of the Year: 2008-09
Position: Point Guard
High School: Oakland High
Hometown: Oakland, CA
Left college with one year of eligibility remaining to enter the NBA draft where he was selected as the 6th pick in the 1st round by the Portland Trailblazers. Lillard became the 5th Weber State player to get drafted by Portland and 18th WSU player to the NBA overall.
NABC All-America Third Team (1st in Big Sky History)
Lute Olson All-America team
Lou Henson Mid-Major All-America team
John Wooden Award finalist
Oscar Robertson Award finalist
Bob Cousy Award finalist
District VIII Player of the Year
Big Sky MVP
Big Sky All-Conference 1st Team
5 time Big Sky Player of the Week; National Player of the week in January
32 games played, 34.5 mpg, 24.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.3 spg, 0.2 bpg, 2.4 topg, 2.1 pfpg, .446 fg%, .390 3p%, .867 ft%. 22 games with 20 or more points, 8 games with 30 or more points, 2 games with 40 or more points.
As a junior Lillard was taking over the WSU record books. He finished his WSU career with the following school records:
Career scoring, #2, 1,934
Career scoring average, #8, 18.8
Season scoring, #1, 784 (2011-12); #9, 617 (2009-10)
Season scoring average, #1, 24.5 (2011-12) - was also #2 in the nation
Game scoring, #2, 41 vs San Jose State (2011-12);
#3, 40 vs Portland State (2011-12);
#5, 38 @ Portland State (2011-12);
#7, 36 @ St. Mary's (2011-12);
#7, 36 vs Eastern Washington (2009-10);
#8, 35 vs Northern Colorado (2011-12)
Career 3-pointers, #1, 246
Season 3-pointers, #1, 94 (2011-12); #2, 84 (2009-10)
Game 3-pointers, #2, 8 (2011-12)
Season free throws made, #1 228 (2011-12); #3, 185 (2009-10)
Season free throw %, #5, .884 (2011-12)
Received a medical hardship waiver from the NCAA to restore his eligibility for his junior season after suffering a broken foot on Dec. 16 at Tulsa in the nineth game of the season. Stats: 19.7 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 3.7 apg, 1.6 spg, .438 FG%, .857 FT%, .345 3P%, season-high 31 points vs Drake, season-high 7 rebounds vs Seattle, career-high 6 3-pointers at Utah State.
Lillard's soph season he was an all-conference first team selection again and also won the Big Sky MVP award while leading his team to back-to-back titles. Lillard was also named to the AP All-America Team.
Lillard led the conference in scoring while averaging 19.9 ppg (31st in the nation) and 20.7 ppg in league play. His .853 free-throw percentage was 50th best in the nation. Damian also led the Big Sky in 3-pointers per game with 2.7, and was fourth in assists with 3.8. He had more than 10 points in 29 of WSU's 31 games, hitting for at least 20 in 17 games. Lillard is one of just four sophomores in Big Sky history to win the MVP award
Damian Lillard (6'2", 185) played his true freshman year at Weber State. He is the first player in the history of the Big Sky Conference (46 years) to be named to the All-Conference First Team. As a frosh, Lillard played 29.4 minutes per game and averaged 11.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.1 spg, .841 FT%, .434 FG% & .374 3P%. In Big Sky regular season games he averaged 15 ppg.
While playing at Oakland High where he averaged over 28 ppg, Lillard was considered to be one of the top five point guards on the West Coast. He was being recruited by San Diego State, Utah, Washington State, Bradley, Fresno State, Gonzaga, San Diego, Santa Clara, SMU, Saint Mary's, Wichita State, Boise State, Montana, Montana State Oral Roberts, & Weber State. Offers: Boise State, Fresno State, Montana, Montana State, Oral Roberts, Saint Mary's, San Diego, San Diego State, Santa Clara, SMU and Weber State. Rated as an 85 by ESPN Recuiting. AAU: Oakland Rebels.