Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard (born July 5, 1990) is an American college basketball player. He is a junior point guard for the Weber State Wildcats and was an honorable mention All-American in 2010.
Lillard, a 6’3″ guard from Oakland High School in Oakland, California, plays collegiately at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.
Lillard played for coach Orlando Watkins at Oakland High where he was first team all-league his junior and senior seasons. He averaged just over 28 points per game as a senior with a single-game high of 45. He averaged 20 points, four rebounds and four assists his junior season. Only regarded as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com, he was not heavily recruited out of high school.
As a freshman in the 2008–09 season, Lillard averaged 11.5 points per game and led the Wildcats to the Big Sky Conference regular season championship. He was named conference Freshman of the Year and first team all-conference, the first Big Sky freshman to do so since Eastern Washington’s Rodney Stuckey in 2006
As a sophomore, Lillard took his game to another level. He raised his scoring average to 19.9 points per game and again led the Wildcats to the regular season conference championship. At the conclusion of the season, Lillard was named Big Sky player of the Year and an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press.
In 2010–11, Lillard was again off to a good start. However, his season was cut short as he suffered a foot injury nine games into the season and was forced to take a medical redshirt. Lillard was leading the Big Sky with 19.7 points per game before his injury sidelined him for the year.
In 2011-12, as a junior, Lillard led the Wildcats to a 14-2 record in Big Sky conference play and an appearance in the Big Sky championship game. Lillard led the nation in scoring through most of the season, averaging 24.5 points per game by season’s end. His efforts earned him his third first team all-conference selection, his second Big Sky Player of the Year award and he was a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award. Shortly after the season ended, Lillard, widely regarded as the top point guard prospect in the country, decided to forgo his senior season and declared himself eligible for the 2012 NBA Draft. Lillard finished his college career as the No. 2 scorer in Weber State history (1,934 points) and No. 5 scorer in Big Sky history, despite missing a year of eligibility.