Damian Lillard internet hosting alumni sport, 3-point contest at Weber State

OGDEN, Utah — Six-time NBA All-Star Damian Lillard is returning to his alma mater subsequent month for a particular occasion.

The star level guard, who can be on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics squad for Group USA, will host the Weber State Males’s Basketball Alumni Traditional on Aug. 20 on the Dee Occasions Heart.

Lillard performed for the Wildcats from 2008 to 2012. He was then drafted sixth total by the Portland Path Blazers, the place he gained Rookie of the 12 months in 2013, earned six All-NBA honors, and has remained his complete profession to this point.

Subsequent month’s occasion features a 3-point contest, “capturing stars,” and a sport between alumni.

“All the time proud to be a wildcat! Can’t wait to see everybody! #WeAreWeber,” Lillard tweeted Tuesday.

Lillard has hosted the occasion three earlier instances — in 2015, 2017 and 2019.

Different notable Weber alumni who’re anticipated to take part embody:

  • Lance Allred (Class of 2005)
  • Davion Berry (2014)
  • Kyle Bullinger (2012)
  • Ryan Cuff (1997)
  • Pat Danley (2004)
  • Nick Hansen (2010)
  • Darin Mahoney (2012)
  • Brenden Morris (2020)
  • Frank Otis (2013)
  • Steve Panos (2010)
  • David Patten (2007)
  • Ryan Richardson (2018)
  • Nic Sparrow (2004)
  • Chris Woods (2002)

The occasion begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20. Tickets price $7 and might be bought at weberstatesports.com beginning subsequent Monday (July 26). WSU college students can get in free with a legitimate scholar ID.

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