Lillard becomes just the 4th local college player to earn All-Star honors, joining BYU's Danny Ainge and Mel Hutchins, and Utah's Tom Chambers.
Lillard is averaging 20.6 points, 5.6 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game for the Portland Trailblazers, who are tied for the second best record in the Western Conference at 33-13. Lillard is 4th in the NBA in 3-point percentage at 41.7 percent.
After the announcement, Lililard tweeted "Wow...Thankful."
The unanimous 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year was selected with the sixth pick of the 2012 NBA Draft by the Blazers, the highest selection in Weber State history. During the 2011-12 season, Lillard had one of the greatest seasons in Weber State men’s basketball history. He was named Big Sky Conference MVP, District Player of the Year and earned Third-Team All-American honors, becoming the first player in Big Sky history named to an All-American team. He led the country in scoring throughout most of the season and finished second at 24.5 points per game. He set WSU single-season records in scoring, three-pointers and free throws made.
In his 103 career games at Weber State, Lillard ranks second in school history in career scoring and career three-pointers. He is WSU’s all-time leader in free throws and free throw percentage. He was named Big Sky MVP twice during his career and led the Wildcats to two Big Sky titles.
Lillard will also play in the Rising Stars Challenge on February 14th.
Former Utah Jazz star Paul Millsap, now with the Atlanta Hawks, was also named to his first All-Star Game as a reserve for the Eastern Conference.
The NBA All-Star Game is set for February 16th in New Orleans.