Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard, son of Houston and Gina, was born in 1990 in Oakland. He has a sister, LaNae, and a brother, Houston, who once starred as a quarterback for the Indoor Football League's Tri Cities Fever. Lillard started his high school career at St. Joseph Notre Dame in Alameda CA before transferring to Oakland High School after his sophomore season. He spent four years at Weber State and earned a professional sales degree in 2015 from the College of Applied Science and Technology. Lillard appeared in two exhibition games for the US National Team in the lead up to the 2014 FIBA World Cup and was named to the 2019 USA Basketball Men's National Team training camp roster. He has partnered with several area high schools for his RESPECT Program, which encourages all students and staff to "Show Up, Work Hard, and Be Kind". For these efforts and more, Lillard received the NBA's Kia Community Assist Award in 2013, as well as the Trailblazers' own Maurice Lucas Award. In 2019, he was selected as the winner of the J. Walter Kennedy Award by the Professional Basketball Writers Association for "showing outstanding service and dedication to his community". Lillard has also embarked upon a career in music, releasing several projects under the name Dame D.O.L.L.A. More information about his's music can be found at damedolla.com. You can follow Lillard on Twitter @Dame_Lillard and on Instagram @damianlillard.