Damian Lillard gives emotional speech at his college graduation

Published May. 4, 2015 12:36 p.m. ET

Damian Lillard promised his mother he'd get his college degree. Last week, he fulfilled that promise, graduating from Weber State three years after leaving for the NBA draft after his junior season. 

But Lillard didn't just walk across the stage, get a piece of paper and shake some hands. In addition to receiving his diploma, Lillard was also chosen to give the commencement address to his graduating class. 

(h/t Bleacher Report