The Portland Trail Blazers selected point guard Damian Lillard out of Weber State with the sixth overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night.

Lillard, the Big Sky Conference player of the year last season, averaged 24.5 points, five rebounds and four assists as a junior with the Wildcats before declaring early for the draft.

The 6-foot-3 guard had a solo workout with the Blazers earlier this month and reportedly dined with Portland owner Paul Allen afterward.

– Reported by Anne M. Peterson of the Associated Press