Friday, April 29, 2011
The Damian Lillard videos (must see)
The next season, it was the Big Sky Conference MVP crown.
In 2010-2011, a foot injury after participating in just nine games cut short his collection of awards.
But in a brilliant move, an idea that originated in the commissioner's office of the Big Sky Conference, Lillard was given a camera and the "Life With Lillard" (our title) videography series began.
By the way, former McClymonds star Frank Otis is finishing up a redshirt season at Weber State and will be back on the court come the 2011-2012 go-around.
Plus, Davion Berry, the former Hayward High star, is now also headed to Ogden, Utah.
The success of Lillard was certainly a lure for Otis and Berry. He was the pioneer, establishing that saying yes to Coach Randy Rahe and Weber State offered a viable path towards allowing one's talent to blossom.
But it's been a two-way street because, since Lillard's arrival, the Wildcats have gone 21-10 and 20-11, before this season's 18-14 during his absence.