2012 NBA Draft Rumors: Damian Lillard Looks Like 'Legit Lottery Pick' At NBA Draft Combine

Weber State point guard Damian Lillard has flown under-the-radar in terms of coverage and notoriety for long enough, but his reputation among NBA scouts and general managers has continued to grow during the 2012 NBA Draft process. In fact, Lillard "received the most buzz" of any player at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago on Thursday, according to ESPN's Chad Ford. Not only did the talented PG prospect shoot lights out in drills, he also shined in the one-on-one competitions. According to Ford's report, one NBA GM felt strongly enough about Lillard to say "he looked like a legit lottery pick."


Related: 2012 NBA Mock Draft Meta-Analysis: Pre-NBA Draft Combine Version

That shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, honestly. Even though he has to overcome the question marks that surround all players from smaller schools and lesser conferences -- Weber State did not play a top-25 team during the 2012 season -- Lillard had already been listed as the top PG prospect in the draft and is projected to land somewhere in the No. 6-to-No. 10 range by multiple draft sites.

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