We don't blame you if you haven't followed Weber State lead-guard Damian Lillard. But here's the quick breakdown on a brilliant college career: he's entering the Draft a season early as a junior (granted medical red-shirt in 2010-11) after finishing second in the nation in scoring this past season at 24.5 points per game. Lillard is as well-rounded of a scorer as they come- getting to the foul line 257 times, sixth most, making 231 field-goals, 14th most and hitting 94 3-point buckets, 19th best in the nation in 2012-13. While he dominated the ball with a high usage and possession rate, Lillard was good enough to post stellar assist and turnover ratios and was widely unanimously projected as the top guard in the Draft even before the Chicago Pre-Draft Combine.
His stock is even higher now that the Combine is over; he really stole the show with his measurables, pushing him up teams' Draft boards from mid-to-late lottery to perhaps even a top-five selection at this point in time. Look at his measurables, which we conveniently compare to 2008 first overall pick and 2011 NBA MVP, Derrick Rose:
Now, Lillard won't go No. 1 overall like Rose did, but he is most definitely worthy of a high-lottery selection.