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2012 NBA Draft: Damian Lillard Declares RS Following Junior Year

The 2012 NBA Draft will have Weber St. Wildcats guard Damian Lillard up for grabs after he declared for the event on Tuesday afternoon, reports the Salt Lake Tribune:

"After the season, I took time to think about everything...after talking with coach Rahe and my family, I decided to declare myself eligible for the 2012 NBA Draft." [Lillard said.]

Lillard averaged 24.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a red-shirt junior during the 2011-12 season. He received a medical redshirt for the 2010-11 season after a foot injury prevented him from playing after his ninth game of the season.

Lillard is expected to be a lottery pick and is potentially the top point guard in the draft. The Utah Jazz have been projected in mock drafts to take Lillard, providing a young talent to pair with Alec Burks as the future of the back court for the team.

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