OGDEN -- Damian Lillard is going pro.
Weber State is planning a press conference for Lillard on Tuesday at noon at the Dee Events Center where the Wildcats star point guard is expected to announce that he will be declaring for the NBA Draft, sources have indicated to the Standard-Examiner.
The junior from Oakland, Calif., would be leaving school after one of the best individual years in WSU history.
Lillard led the country in scoring for much of 2011-12 before finishing with averages of 24.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game en route to his second Big Sky MVP award. He drew an unprecedented amount of national attention for a player from Weber State and the Big Sky and was named a finalist for the Wooden, Cousy and Robertson awards along with becoming the first player from the school to be named a third-team AP All-American.
Lillard scored 784 points, the top single-season total in WSU history, while skyrocketing up the school’s scoring charts to second place.
Lillard has said he was leaning toward entering the NBA Draft early, though this year would have been his senior year if not for an NCAA medical hardship waiver received after a broken foot cost him most of last season.
He currently stands in fifth place in Big Sky history in scoring and is fewer than 100 points shy of Bruce Collins (1976-80) for the WSU record.
Lillard has been projected by many as a first-round and potential lottery pick in this year's NBA Draft.
More on Damian Lillard's Weber State career: http://blogs.standard.net/wsu-sports-blog/dynamite-damian/