Damian Lillard staying close to "home" as Ogden honors Weber St. product, NBA star

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  • Wildfan Ogden, UT
    June 18, 2013 10:15 a.m.

    Great to see Damian reap the rewards of being a hard worker and a good person. I agree with Coach Rahe, recruiting will certainly be affected by having someone like Damian come from your program and give a lot of credit for his success to his time at WSU, which is not a "podunk" school. Around 27,000 students, well-known academic and athletic programs. There are a lot of colleges in Texas I've never heard of, doesn't mean they are podunk.

  • Wildcat O-town, UT
    June 17, 2013 6:59 a.m.

    @Lightening Lad

    You must not understand college basketball. Weber State is well known and respected. They were listed as 51st in the 100 greatest basketball programs of all time. They are always ranked in the top 25 of mid-majors. They have pulled off huge tournament wins against Michigan State and North Carolina with close second round games against Georgetown and Florida.

    Truth is, Weber State was on the map before Lillard--he just reinforced it. I guess you got to get out more, or you need to get inside as you have been out too long in the heat of Texas.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    June 16, 2013 10:14 a.m.

    When I went to Weber State I never saw any of the top athletes in class but they sure graduated. Must have changed the program. Back To Lillard I picked him as NBA ROY when he was still playing for Weber..

  • Darth Vader Ogden, UT
    June 16, 2013 8:52 a.m.

    Congratulations to the Weber State Wildcats!

    NIce teams, nice venues and great town and University.

    The mountains are wonderful.

    Great outdoor events all summer and winter long. There is Spring and Autum too!

  • Lightening Lad Austin , TX
    June 16, 2013 3:21 a.m.

    Coach Rahe said Lillard's success has not only helped put the WSU program on the map

    What map? Non-Local sportscasters still call the place WEB-BER State, like the BBQ. Great career and a super year in the NBA, but Weber is still a Podunk school.