2012 NBA Draft: Damian Lillard Goes To Portland At No. 6 Overall

Weber St. Wildcats point guard Damian Lillard was the sixth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday.

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2012 NBA Draft Results: Trail Blazers Select Damian Lillard With No. 6 Overall Pick

Weber St. Wildcats point guard Damian Lillard is officially a member of the Portland Trail Blazers after they selected him with the No. 6 overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft. Lillard was considered a strong candidate to go in the first 10 picks, which is what happened by a considerable margin. Though he comes from a smaller school -- located in Ogden, UT -- Lillard worked his way into NBA consciousness last season and this spring.

Related: Damian Lillard Prepares For 2012 NBA Draft, 'License To Lillard' Is Revisited

Lillard had some strong workouts leading up to the draft, which helped him, and he was very productive as a senior for Weber State during the 2011-12 season. He increased his production in several major categories and averaged 24.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. He finished second in the NCAA in scoring and was named the Big Sky Conference Player of the Year.

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NBA Draft 2012: Sacramento Kings 'Seriously Considering' Damian Lillard With No. 5 Pick

The Sacramento Kings are seriously considering drafting Weber State point guard Damian Lillard with the fifth overall pick in next week's NBA Draft after he impressed team officials during workouts, as Steve Kyler of HoopsWorld reports.

Lillard generally isn't considered one of the five best talents in this year's draft, but he's been moving up draft boards all year.

At the moment, the Kings already have numerous players in their backcourt, including Tyreke Evans, Marcus Thornton, Isaiah Thomas and last year's first round pick, Jimmer Fredette. One has to imagine that Sacramento would pursue a trade for at least one of aforementioned players if Lillard is ultimately the selection.

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Nuggets Draft Rumors: Denver Interested In Quincy Miller, Royce White

The Denver Nuggets are working out a pair of draft prospects, Quinzy Miller and Royce White, in preparation for the upcoming 2012 NBA draft. According to Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated, Miller -- who was at one time a highly-prized draft prospect -- has been working hard to improve his game leading up to the draft:

"I feel way more confident than I ever was at Baylor," said Jones, who will head for Chicago predraft camp next week like most of the top-level prospects. "Working out three times a day, I feel great. I see the potential I have. I'm actually using the potential I have.

"I've been using it in workouts. They've been going great, playing three-on-three or one-on-one. I do a lot that I normally wouldn't do. I'm just a lot more confident when I'm playing ball."

The Nuggets possess the No. 20 draft pick in the upcoming 2012 NBA Draft.

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