Damian Lillard Leads Weber State Wildcats, and the Nation, in Scoring

Rick GillispieCorrespondent IIDecember 6, 2011

LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 17:  Tre'Von Willis #33 of the UNLV Rebels goes for a steal between Damian Lillard #1 and Matt Washington #33 of the Weber State Wildcats during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center December 17, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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With all the talk about Barnes, Henson, Davis and Sullinger, does anybody really know who leads the nation in scoring?

Junior guard Damian Lillard, from little old Weber State, is averaging 28.2 points a game. The 6'2" guard out of Oakland, California has lead the Wildcats to a 5-1 record so far.

In his first game of the season against North New Mexico, Lillard dropped 25 points in less than 22 minutes of action. His next game would be his worst—he managed only 17 against Utah State. Trying to shake off his bad shooting against Utah State, Lillard dropped 27 on UC Irvine.

The fourth game of the season saw the Wildcats play Jacksonville State. Damian scored 23 points (his second-worst outing this year), but Weber State won.

The Wildcats suffered their first defeat against St. Mary's in their fifth game—but not from a lack of trying by Lillard. Lillard finished with 36 points in that game on 11-18 shooting.

The Wildcats rebounded with a hard-fought win over San Jose State, with Lillard leading with 41 points. He had 13-21 from the field and six were three-pointers.

Following the 2009-2010 season, when Lillard was named the Big Sky player of the year, everyone expected Lillard to have a great 2010-2011 season and then maybe go on to the NBA draft.

It didn't work out. Ten games into his season last year, Lillard broke his foot and was out for the season. His work ethic, though, has him back on top. He is dominating all players in scoring. This should put him on his way to the NBA.

Weber State is a fun team to watch. When it's late at night and you have nothing to do, check out the best scorer in the game and watch Weber State.