Damian Lillard has been considered a great scorer since he entered the league back in 2012. He is also considered one of the best deep three threats in the league earning the nickname ‘logo Lillard’.
Lillard’s Oakland High School coach Orlando Watkins recently told NBA on TNT, Blazers’ superstar launching long-distance shots at the end of games is nothing new.
(via NBC Sports Northwestern)
“Yeah, we had that in high school,” Watkins told Dennis Scott. “We’re playing McClymonds and we went on to go undefeated that year and win state, and Dame pulled up from right inside half court to tie the game and he had missed that same shot about a minute sooner. I looked at him like ‘this game is tight; we can’t be doing that. He looked back at me like ‘I got this, I got this.’
Lillard was not recruited in the bigger colleges, however Weber State believed in him as he became the starting point guard and the leader of the team.
He was selected No. 6 overall by the Trail Blazers in the 2012 NBA Draft, and did the same for the Portland Trail Blazers leading them to multiple postseason appearances.