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Damian Lillard inducted into Weber State Athletics Hall of Fame

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The 20221 NBA offseason is winding down.

But as the Portland Trail Blazers gear up for the upcoming season, point guard Damian Lillard continues to have a memorable summer.

After winning gold in the Tokyo Olympics, and tying the knot with his longtime girlfriend this offseason, Lillard was inducted into the Weber State Athletics Hall of Fame over the weekend.

Lillard was one of five inducted into the Hall of Fame in the 2021 class.

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The NBA superstar was joined by Football coach Ron McBride, Rebecca Bennion of women's track and field and cross country, football player Nick Chournos and Weber State administrator Jody Lake as the newest members of the Weber State Athletics Hall of Fame.

While at Weber State from 2008-2012, Lillard put himself and university on the map. He earned Big Sky Freshman of the Year and first-team All-Big Sky honors after leading the Wildcats to a conference title his freshman season. During his freshman campaign he averaged 11.5 points.

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He raised his scoring average to 19.9 points the next year, while Weber State captured a second conference title and Lillard earned Big Sky MVP honors that year.

The Trail Blazers six-time All-Star is the only player to be named to an All-American team from the Big Sky Conference.

Lillard broke his foot just nine games into his junior season forcing him to miss the rest of the year.

But following his redshirt junior season, a record-setting season, while leading the nation in scoring for most of the season and finishing second with 24.5 points per game, the best average in school history, Lillard declared for the 2012 Draft.

And the rest is history.

Lillardโ€™s teammate Jusuf Nurkic took to twitter to congratulate his team captain.