No portion of NBA.com may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. He's also been named one of the most recognizable athletes in the world. WarnerMedia Privacy Center | He's the only player in Big Sky history to be named to an All-America team. After suffering a season-ending injury the next season, he came back for the 2011-12 season to once again earn conference MVP honors and was named to the Third Team All-America team by the Associated Press and the NABC. OGDEN - Weber State Athletics will retire the jersey of NBA star Damian Lillard as part of the Weber State Men's Basketball Alumni Classic on August 26. Long before Weber State chose him, Damian Lillard chose Weber State … in a video game, that is. If you make a request through the WarnerMedia Privacy Center, Nach seiner Highschool-Karriere entschied sich Lillard für die Weber State University im Bundesstaat Utah. Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions, Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education, John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics, Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities. The Hall of Fame ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 14 at the Big Sky Championships in Boise, Idaho. After leaving Weber State, he was the sixth pick of the 2012 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers, the highest selection in Big Sky history. He earned third-team All-America honors in 2012 after an historic final season at Weber State, where he finished second in the nation in scoring at 24.5 points per game, the best in WSU history. There was no special treatment.”. He came to Weber State as a freshman out of Oakland, California, in 2008 and was named the Big Sky Freshman of the Year and to the All-Conference First Team in 2009. NBA Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard took "0" as his Trail Blazers number, honoring Oakland, Calif., where he grew up; Ogden, where he went to college; and Oregon, where he now makes his home. Weber State University, Ogden, UT 84408, 801-626-6000. His jersey was retired at Weber State in August 2017. The following season he led the Wildcats to the Big Sky title and was named conference MVP. He took the NBA by storm, and was named the 2012-13 Rookie of the Year on a unanimous vote, only the fourth player in league history to do so. He was a two-time Big Sky MVP and earned Third Team All-American honors in 2012, the only men's basketball player in Big Sky history to be named to an All-America team. He continues to bleed purple wherever he goes and is so deserving of this honor. He also won Big Sky Freshman of the Year honors in 2009. This site is operated jointly by NBA and WarnerMedia. He guided the Wildcats to two Big Sky titles in 2009 and 2010 and played in 103 career games for coach. I hope the community will come out to support him in this distinguished recognition.". (via Weber State Athletics) OGDEN - Weber State Athletics will retire the jersey of NBA star Damian Lillard as part of the Weber State Men's Basketball Alumni Classic on August 26. To opt out of the sale of your personal information as permitted by the California Consumer NBA Privacy Center | Lillard, a two-time NBA All-Star with the Portland Trail Blazers, will participate with many other Wildcat greats at the Alumni Classic at the Dee Events Center. Do Not Sell My Personal Information | "We're thrilled to honor Damian Lillard for the impact he's had on the men's basketball program, Weber State University and the Ogden community," said Jerry Bovee, Weber State Director of Athletics. “The biggest thing with the Weber State program is how they helped me develop as a man. Long before Weber State chose him, Damian Lillard chose Weber State … in a video game, that is. "It's an honor to have my jersey retired and to join so many great Weber State players that came before me," Lillard said. As a freshman at Weber State, Lillard averaged 11.5 points per game and was named the Big Sky Conference Freshman of the Year and first-team All-Big Sky. He also was named Big Sky Player of the Week five times and National Player of the Week once. Lillard is the only men's basketball player in the inaugural class. And he did, multiple times, on the video screen and eventually on the hardwood. Privacy Act, please use the links below to visit each company’s privacy center. Copyright © 2020 NBA Media Ventures, LLC. He won the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2013 and is a four-time NBA All-Star and a four-time All-NBA selection, including first-team in 2018. 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Accessibility and Closed Caption |, VIDEO » Damian Lillard Rides To The Ballot Box, VIDEO » Damian Lillard And Draymond Green Discuss Loyalty, High School And The 2012 Draft On 'Chips', Damian Lillard's Top Highlights of the 2019-20 Season, Trail Blazers Host Vote Kit Drive Through For Fans. He declared for the NBA Draft and was selected with the sixth pick of the 2012 draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. The full rosters will be announced soon. Weber State legend Damian Lillard has been named to the 14-member inaugural Big Sky Conference Hall of Fame Class, presented by Jimmy John's.