Lamar Hurd, well-known sports analyst, youth ambassador, Oregon State University trustee, alumnus and former Beavers basketball player, will be Oregon State University's 2022 Commencement Speaker.
Hurd has served as a Portland Trail Blazers television announcer for six seasons, providing analysis and insight on broadcasts and across social media channels. He previously served as a college basketball analyst for Fox Sports Northwest, Root Sports, the Pac-12 Network and ESPN.
Hurd earned his bachelor of science degree in communications from OSU in 2006. He started as the Beavers point guard from 2002-2006, and during his college career received all Pac-10 academic honors three times. In 2006, Hurd shared the team's most valuable player award and received the Pac-10 medal, which was awarded annually at each conference institution to one male and one female student-athlete who best exemplified excellence on and off the playing field.
In 2020, Hurd and his wife Bethany launched a television show called "Hurd Mentality," which airs on Root Sports NW and highlights individuals and organizations that strive to better their community through their daily work. Hurd now serves as the Traili Blazers' youth ambassador and is a member of the OSU Board of Trustees.
Oregon State is honored to have Lamar Hurd give the 2022 commencement address.