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Weber State Retires Damian Lillard’s Jersey

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The number 1 will mount the rafters in Ogden.

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The Weber State Wildcats are retiring Damian Lillard’s jersey on August 26th, according to the school’s athletic department and the Portland Trail Blazers. The Blazers posted an article on nba.com today with the details:

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. He will participate in the shooting stars and 3-point contests, and will serve as one of the coaches during the alumni game.

At halftime of the alumni game, WSU will retire Lillard's No. 1 jersey.

"It's an honor to have my jersey retired and to join so many great Weber State players that came before me," Lillard said. "Although my jersey is being retired for the work I put in during my time as a Wildcat, I couldn't have been successful without the support of my coaches, teammates and staff."

The article includes a history of Lillard’s accomplishments at the Ogden, Utah university and as a professional with the Trail Blazers. Only two other men’s basketball alumni have had their numbers retired at Weber State.