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D'Angelo Russell

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D'Angelo Russell
D'Angelo Russell rookie.jpg
Russell with the Lakers in 2015
No. 1 – Brooklyn Nets
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1996-02-23) February 23, 1996 (age 21)
Louisville, Kentucky
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Montverde Academy
(Montverde, Florida)
College Ohio State (2014–2015)
NBA draft 2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career 2015–present
Career history
20152017 Los Angeles Lakers
2017–present Brooklyn Nets
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

D'Angelo Danté Russell (born February 23, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Ohio State Buckeyes before being selected with the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Playing point guard, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

High school career

Russell at the McDonald's All-American game

Russell attended Central High School in Louisville, Kentucky as a freshman in 2010–11, before transferring to Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida for his sophomore season. In 2014, he helped Montverde win back-to-back High School National Tournament championships playing alongside Ben Simmons. He later played in the 2014 McDonald's All-American game[1] where he recorded 11 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists. He also competed in the Jordan Brand Classic where he had 3 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.[2]

Russell committed to Ohio State on June 7, 2013, choosing the Buckeyes over Louisville, Michigan State and North Carolina.[3] Russell was rated by Rivals.com as a five-star recruit.[4]

College career

Russell played one season of college basketball for Ohio State University. On January 9, 2015, he recorded a career-high 14 rebounds in a win over Maryland, later scoring a career-high 33 points in a 69–67 win over Northwestern on January 21. On February 8, in a 79–60 win over Rutgers, Russell recorded a triple-double with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. This was the first triple-double recorded by an Ohio State freshman.[5] Russell had an impressive showing against the seventh-seeded VCU in the NCAA tournament, scoring 28 points in a 75–72 overtime win.[6] However, the Buckeyes' season ended the following round with a 73–58 loss to Arizona.

He finished fifth in the voting for the John R. Wooden Award,[7] but did manage to win the 2015 Oscar Robertson Trophy, Wayman Tisdale Award and Jerry West Award. He was named on the Consensus All-American First-Team, he also earned first-team All-Big Ten honors, and was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year. In 35 games for Ohio State in 2014–15, Russell averaged 19.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.6 steals in 33.9 minutes per game.

On April 22, 2015, Russell declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility. He was touted by many scouts and reporters to be one of the top prospects in the 2015 draft.[8]

College statistics

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Ohio State 35 35 33.9 .449 .411 .756 5.7 5.0 1.6 .3 19.3

Professional career

Los Angeles Lakers (2015–2017)

2015–16 season

On June 25, 2015, Russell was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft.[9] On July 10, 2015, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Lakers[10] and went on to average 11.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in five Summer League games.[11] He made his debut for the Lakers in the team's season opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 28, recording 4 points and 3 rebounds in a 112–111 loss.[12] On December 4, he recorded his first career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to the Atlanta Hawks.[13] On January 7, 2016, he scored 11 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter of the Lakers' 118–115 loss to the Sacramento Kings.[14]

Russell participated in the 2016 Rising Stars Challenge, where he recorded 22 points and seven assists in Team USA's win over Team World.[15] On March 1, he set career highs with 39 points and eight made three-pointers in a 107–101 win over the Brooklyn Nets. His 39 points were the most by any NBA rookie in 2015–16 and the most by a Lakers rookie in a regular season game since Elgin Baylor had 55 in March 1959.[16] His eight three-pointers broke Nick Van Exel's previous rookie Laker record of six in a single game.[17] Between February 24 and March 2, Russell scored 20+ points in four straight games. He finished the 2015–16 season leading the Lakers and all rookies in steals per game, and became the youngest player to hit 130 three-pointers in a season. He subsequently earned NBA All-Rookie Second Team honors.[18]

In June 2016, Russell was named in the US Select Team that practiced against the United States men's national team ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[19]

2016–17 season

In the Lakers' season opener on October 26, Russell scored 20 points in a 120–114 win over the Houston Rockets.[20] On November 15, he scored a then season-high 32 points in a 125–118 win over the Brooklyn Nets.[21] On November 23, he received a PRP injection in his left knee and was subsequently ruled out for two weeks.[22] He returned to action for the Lakers on December 11, scoring three points on 1-of-8 shooting in 18 minutes against the New York Knicks.[23] On January 21, 2017, he was ruled out for at least a week after an MRI confirmed a mild MCL sprain in his right knee and a right calf strain, and also showed a bone bruise.[24] On January 31, 2017, he recorded his second career double-double with 22 points, a career-high 10 assists and seven rebounds in his return from a three-game absence with a pair of mild leg injuries, helping the Lakers defeat the Denver Nuggets by a score of 120–116.[25] He set a new career high for assists with 11 against the Washington Wizards the following game on February 2.[26] On March 19, 2017, he scored a career-high 40 points in a 125–120 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.[27]

Brooklyn Nets (2017–present)

On June 22, 2017, Russell was traded, along with Timofey Mozgov, to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Brook Lopez and the rights to Kyle Kuzma, the 27th pick in the 2017 NBA draft.[28] In his debut for the Nets in their season opener on October 18, 2017, Russell had 30 points and five assists in a 140–131 loss to the Indiana Pacers.[29] On October 31, 2017, he scored a season-high 33 points in a 122–114 loss to the Phoenix Suns.[30] On November 17, 2017, he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and was subsequently ruled out indefinitely.[31]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 L.A. Lakers 80 48 28.2 .410 .351 .737 3.4 3.3 1.2 .2 13.2
2016–17 L.A. Lakers 63 60 28.7 .405 .352 .782 3.5 4.8 1.4 .3 15.6
Career 143 108 28.5 .408 .351 .759 3.5 4.0 1.3 .2 14.3

References

  1. ^ Roberts, Ben (April 2, 2014). "Louisville native Russell gives credit to hometown". Kentucky.com. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ "D'Angelo Russell Player Profile". RealGM.com. April 4, 2016. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ Biancardi, Paul (June 7, 2013). "D'Angelo Russell commits to Ohio St". ESPN. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ "D'ANGELO RUSSELL". Yahoo.com. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  5. ^ "No. 20 Ohio State routs Rutgers behind D'Angelo Russell". ESPN. February 8, 2015. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  6. ^ "D'Angelo Russell rallies Ohio State past VCU in overtime". ESPN. March 20, 2015. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  7. ^ "2015 Wooden Award Winner Announced". WoodenAward.com. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  8. ^ Biancardi, Paul (April 22, 2015). "Buckeyes freshman D'Angelo Russell declares for NBA draft". ESPN. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Lakers Select D'Angelo Russell With No. 2 Pick". NBA.com. June 25, 2015. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Lakers Sign D'Angelo Russell". NBA.com. July 10, 2015. Retrieved July 10, 2015. 
  11. ^ Murphy, Dylan (July 22, 2015). "Should D'Angelo Russell's Summer League Game Have Los Angeles Lakers Concerned?". BleacherReport.com. Retrieved November 28, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Wolves edge Lakers 112–111 in first game since Flip's death". NBA.com. October 28, 2015. Retrieved October 29, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Horford, Hawks spoil Bryant's last game in Atlanta". NBA.com. December 4, 2015. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Kings blow big lead, beat Lakers in Kobe's Sacramento finale". NBA.com. January 7, 2016. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Clarkson, Russell Fuel USA's Rising Stars Victory". NBA.com. February 12, 2016. Retrieved February 22, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Russell scores 39 points, Lakers end skid with win over Nets". NBA.com. March 1, 2016. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  17. ^ Holmes, Baxter (March 2, 2016). "Lakers rookie D'Angelo Russell feasts with 39-point game". ESPN. Retrieved March 19, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Wolves' Towns, Knicks' Porzingis lead 2015-16 NBA All-Rookie teams". NBA.com. May 19, 2016. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  19. ^ D'Angelo Russell and Julius Randle join U.S. Olympic preparation
  20. ^ "Young Lakers roar past Rockets 120-114 to win Walton's debut". ESPN.com. October 26, 2016. Retrieved October 27, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Russell, Randle push surging Lakers past Nets, 125-118". ESPN.com. November 15, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  22. ^ "D'Angelo Russell Has PRP Injection On Left Knee". NBA.com. November 23, 2016. Retrieved November 23, 2016. 
  23. ^ "Porzingis, Rose lead Knicks past slumping Lakers, 118-112". ESPN.com. December 11, 2016. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 
  24. ^ "D'Angelo Russell Injury Update". NBA.com. January 21, 2017. Retrieved January 21, 2017. 
  25. ^ "Lakers hold off Nuggets 120-116 to snap latest losing streak". ESPN.com. January 31, 2017. Retrieved February 1, 2017. 
  26. ^ "Lakers vs. Wizards – Box Score". ESPN.com. February 2, 2017. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  27. ^ "Kyrie gets 46, but Cavaliers barely beat Lakers, 125-120". ESPN.com. March 19, 2017. Retrieved March 19, 2017. 
  28. ^ "BROOKLYN NETS ACQUIRE D'ANGELO RUSSELL AND TIMOFEY MOZGOV FROM L.A. LAKERS". NBA.com. June 22, 2017. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 
  29. ^ "Revamped Pacers rely on new faces to cut down Nets 140-131". ESPN.com. October 18, 2017. Retrieved October 18, 2017. 
  30. ^ "Booker scores 32, Suns rally late to beat Nets 122-114". ESPN.com. October 31, 2017. Retrieved October 31, 2017. 
  31. ^ "Nets leading scorer D'Angelo Russell undergoes arthroscopic surgery on left knee". ESPN.com. November 17, 2017. Retrieved November 17, 2017. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
  • D'Angelo Russell at draftexpress.com
  • D'Angelo Russell at ohiostatebuckeyes.com
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