Lillard Ready to Make a Name for Himself
Damian Lillard will likely be the first point guard taken in Thursday’s NBA draft, prompting many TV viewers to ask the same question:
Who’s Damian Lillard?
Lillard is a junior from Weber State, a Big Sky Conference school that has produced three NBA players since 1995, including former journeyman guard Eddie Gill. If fans don’t know him now, he thinks they’ll quickly learn about him once he plays in the NBA.
“There are some people who are real basketball fans who know what’s really going on and know who I am,” Lillard said. “But for a lot of people when I get drafted they’ll say, ‘Why did they pick him? Who is this guy?’ It is not unfamiliar for me because I’ve always been that guy that people don’t know. But then they start to learn about me.
“I feel like eventually I’m going to win people over because I’m going to get better.”