Lillard received his degree from Weber State on Friday morning, three years after entering the NBA.
The two-time All-Star had promised his mother, Gina Johnson, he would complete his degree when he turned pro. Johnson and about nine other family members and friends were in the stands at Dee Events Center for the ceremony. Lillard started the proceedings with one of two speeches from graduating students. He earned a professional sales degree from the College of Applied Science & Technology and capped the event as the last student to walk and receive his degree.