In April 2012, following an incredible career with the Wildcats, Lillard decided to forgo his senior season and enter the 2012 NBA Draft. Lillard had one of the greatest careers in Weber State history and finished his career second in school history in career scoring with 1,934 career points, which is also fifth in Big Sky Conference history. He played in 103 career games with the Wildcats and started 98 games. He is Weber State’s career leader in three-pointers made with 246, free throws made with 520, and free throw percentage at 86.7 percent, the sixth best in Big Sky history. Ranks second in career assists with 362. Was a two-time Big Sky Conference MVP and earned All-American honors his junior season. Was a two-time Weber State Male Athlete of the Year winner.
Damian had one of the greatest seasons in Weber State history and culminated it by earning All-American honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the Associated Press...He became the first player in Big Sky Conference history to be named to an All-American team...Was also named the Big Sky Conference MVP and the District VIII Player of the Year...Helped lead the Wildcats to a 25-7 overall record and a 14-2 record in Big Sky Conference play....Led the nation in scoring for most of the season and finished second in the country with an average of 24.5 points per game, the best single-season average in Weber State history...He scored 784 points this season which is the most in Weber State single-season history and ranks as the third most in Big Sky Conference single-season history....Lillard scored in double figures in all 32 games for the Wildcats this season and scored 20 or more points 22 times, 30 or more eight times, and has scored 40 or more points twice this season...Scored a career-high 41 points in leading the Wildcats to a double-overtime win over San Jose State...Also scored 40 points in a win over Portland State...Was named Big Sky Player of the Week five times this year and was also named National Player of the Week in January...Finished the season 12th in the nation in free throw percentage after shooting 88.7 percent for the season, the third best single-season percentage in Weber State history...He tied the single-season record for most free throws made with 228 and was fifth in attempts...Was also 15th in the nation in three-pointers per game...He made 94 three-pointers this season, the most in WSU single-season history and the sixth most in Big Sky history....Lillard also finished third in the Big Sky in assist to turnover ratio, fourth in assists and sixth in steals...He was named the Weber State Male Athlete of the Year for the second time in his career.
Played in just nine games for the Wildcats before suffering a foot injury that forced him to miss the remainder of the season...Because he played in less than 30 percent of WSU’s games he received a medical redshirt season...Suffered the injury in the second half of WSU’s game at Tulsa on December 16...In his nine games with the Wildcats Lillard averaged 19.7 points and 4.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game, while shooting nearly 44 percent from the field...He scored in double digits in the eight full games he played in.
Named the 2009-10 Big Sky Conference MVP and earned First Team All-Conference honors for a second year in a row...Named to the Big Sky Post-Season All-Tournament Team...Earned Honorable Mention All-American honors by the Associated Press...Named to the United States Basketball Writers Association All-District VIII team and was Second Team All-District VIII on the National Associations of Basketball Coaches team...Led the Big Sky Conference in overall scoring at 19.9 points per game...Scored 617 points which is the 8th best single season effort in WSU men’s basketball history...Had 29 double figure scoring games in 31 outings. Scored eight at UNLV and nine at home vs. Idaho State...Scored 30 at home vs. Montana on Jan. 2, then exploded for a career-high 36 points on Jan. 23 at home vs. Eastern Washington, hitting 10-11 from the field (6-7 from beyond the arc) and 10-11 from the free throw line...Scored 28 points in WSU’s home court win over instate rival, Utah, making 9-9 from the free throw line...Made 29 straight free throws during a stretch from late November through early December...Played 50 of the 55 minutes in the 95-93 three overtime win at Idaho State, scoring the winning bucket on a lay up with less than two seconds left in the third OT...Played at least 30 or more minutes in 27 of WSU’s 31 games.
Established himself as one of the top players in the Big Sky during his freshman season…Was a unanimous selection as the Big Sky Freshman of the Year and was named to the Big Sky All-Conference First Team…Became the first freshman to earn All-Conference First Team honors since Rodney Stuckey of Eastern Washington in 2006, and the first true freshman in Big Sky history to earn First Team honors…Became just the third Wildcat ever to earn Freshman of the Year honors…Was also named to the collegeinsider.com Freshman Mid-Major All-America Team, one of 21 players on the team…Helped lead the Wildcats to a 21-10 overall record and a 15-1 Big Sky record and a Big Sky regular season title…Appeared in all 31 games during the season and started 26 games, including all 16 Big Sky games…Averaged 11.5 points per game, second best on the WSU team and 12th best in the Big Sky…Was third in the conference in free throw percentage at .841 and finished ninth in assists at 2.87 per game…Averaged 14.1 points per game in the 16 Big Sky games, seventh best in the league and second in free throw percentage and fourth in assists in conference games…Scored in double figures in 20 of the 31 games and in all but four Big Sky games…Led the Wildcats in scoring six times during the season…Scored a career-high 27 points in the last regular season Big Sky game, a 84-64 win at Montana State…Shot 8-13 from the field in that game, including 5-7 from three-point land…Also tied his career-high in assists in that game with seven...Made 49 three-pointers on the year, third most on the team…Had six dunks during the season.
Oakland High School
Played for Coach Orlando Watkins at Oakland High where he was First Team all-league his junior and senior seasons… Averaged just over 28 points per game as a senior with a single-game high of 45… Averaged 20 points, four rebounds and four assists his junior season. Developed into one of the best prep players in the greater Oakland area in 2007-08, an area which has produced some tremendous athletes in many sports.
Full name is Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard...Was born July 15, 1990 in Oakland...Parents are Houston and Gina...Is majoring in Technical Sales at Weber State.