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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.

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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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