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Russell Westbrook

USA BASKETBALL NOTES:

  • Gold Medals: 2012 Olympic Games, 2010 FIBA World Championship.
  • Named a finalist for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team on Jan. 18, 2016.
  • Named a member of the 2014-16 USA Men’s National Team on Jan. 23, 2014.
  • Member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team that finished 8-0 and won the gold medal. Played in all eight games and averaged 8.5 ppg., and added 1.6 rpg., 1.6 apg., 0.9 spg., and shot 47.8 percent from the field, 33.3 percent (4-12) from 3-point and 74.1 percent (20-27) from the free throw line.
  • Member of the 2012 USA National Team that finished pre-Olympic tour with a 5-0 record. Played in all five games and averaged a team fourth best 9.4 ppg., and added 2.8 rpg., 2.8 apg., 1.4 spg., and shot 41.0 percent from the field and 86.7 percent (13-15) from the foul line.
  • Named a finalist for the 2012 USA Men’s Olympic Team on Jan. 16, 2012.
  • Member of the 2010 USA World Championship Team that finished 9-0 and won gold, the USA’s first world championship since 1994.
  • Played in all nine World Championship games and averaged a team third-best 9.1 ppg., added 2.8 rpg., 2.6 apg.(third highest on team), 1.3 spg. (third highest on team), shot 46.8 percent from the field, and 84.0 percent from the foul line.
  • Averaged in the last three World Championship games 12.3 ppg. (11-28 FGs, 12-12 FTs), 4.7 rpg. 2.3 apg., 1.7 spg. for the USA.
  • Recorded 14 points versus Tunisia; 13 points, six rebounds, three assists and one steal in gold medal victory versus Turkey; Tallied 12 points and seven rebounds in semifinals win against Lithuania.
  • Member of the 2010 USA Men’s National Team that finished 4-0 in its pre-World Championship tour. Averaged 7.5 ppg., 2.8 rpg., 1.3 apg., shot 61.1 percent from the field and 85.7 percent from the foul line.
  • In the 2010 USA Basketball Showcase, played for the USA Blue Team that fell 114-96. Recorded 14 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in 31 minutes of action.
  • Named a member of the 2010-12 USA Men’s National Team on Feb. 10, 2010.
  • Participated in the 2009 USA Basketball National Team Mini-Camp.
  • Member of the USA Blue Team in the 2009 USA Basketball Showcase and aided team to a win and recorded 7 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in 20 minutes.
  • Member of the 2008 USA Basketball Select Team that trained and scrimmaged against the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team.


NBA HONORS:

  • Named 2016 All-NBA first team.
  • Four times named All-NBA second team (2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015).
  • Finished 4th in voting for 2014-15 NBA MVP Award.
  • Five-time NBA All-Star selection (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016).
  • Named MVP of the 2016 NBA All-Star Game becoming the first player to be selected MVP in back-to-back All-Star Games. Recorded 31 points (12-23 FGs), 8 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 assists in 22:11 of action.
  • Named MVP of the 2015 NBA All-Star Game after recording 41 points (16-28 FGs), 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals in 25:33 of action. Scored 27 points in 11 minutes in the first half, setting an All-Star record for most points in a half, and finished one point shy of the All-Star game record set by Wilt Chamberlain (42) in 1962.
  • Member of the 2012 Western Conference All-Star Team, finished with 21 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in 28 minutes.
  • Made his first NBA All-Star Game appearance when he was named as a reserve to the 2011 Western Conference All-Star Team. Recorded 12 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists in 14 minutes.
  • Finished fourth in voting for 2009 NBA Rookie of the Year.
  • Recorded 40 points (18-29 FGs) and added 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals in just over 32 minutes for the Sophomore Team in the 2010 Rookie Challenge held during the 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend.
  • Participated in the 2010 Skills Challenge during the 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend.
  • Named 2009 NBA All-Rookie first team.
  • Named NBA Western Conference Player of the Month once (Feb. 1-7, 2010).
  • Named NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month once (December).


NBA MILESTONES:

  • Ranks 222nd in in NBA all-time regular season career scoring (12,598), 81st in assists (4453), tied for 152nd in steals (1021), 134th in made free throws (3262), 213th in attempted free throws (5737) and tied for 161st in free throw percentage (.8177).
  • Finished as scoring champion of the 2014-15 NBA regular season with an average of 28.1 points per game.
  • Recorded 11 triple-doubles in 2014-15, only two other players in the past 20 years (Jason Kidd and Grant Hill) recorded more.
  • Went on a remarkable streak in February and March 2015 when he posted four consecutive triple-doubles and became the first player since Michael Jordan did the same feat in 1989.  He was also the first player since Jordan in 1989 to have back-to-back triple-doubles with at least 40 points. His streak came to an end on March 8 against the Chicago Bulls when he recorded 43 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. On March 8 he recorded his fifth triple-double in six games and made it six triple-double in eight games when he posted another on March 13 against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
  • Averaged 31.2 points, 9.1 rebounds and 10.3 assists per game in the month of February to become just the second player in NBA history to average 30 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists per game for a calendar month with at least 10 games played, joining Oscar Robertson, who accomplished the feat multiple times.
  • Playing in 19 playoff games in the 2014-15, averaged 26.7 points, 8.1 assists, and 7.3 rebounds to become the first player since Oscar Robertson in 1964 to average at least 26 points, 8 assists, and 7 rebounds in the playoffs.
  • Became just the fifth player in NBA history to record 4,000 points, 1,500 assists and 1,000 rebounds through three NBA seasons (Chris Paul, LeBron James, Anfernee Hardaway and Oscar Roberston).
  • Became the sixth player and just the second guard (Vince Carter) in the last 20 years to record 35+ points, 15+ rebounds and 9+ rebounds in a single game.
  • Recorded 13 assists and 0 turnovers versus Milwaukee (1/2/10) for the most assists without a turnover in a game since April 8, 2001 (Gary Payton - 15 assists, 0 turnovers).

NBA NOTES:

  • Completed in 2015-16 his 8th NBA season, all with the Oklahoma City/Seattle.
  • Has played in 587 NBA regular season games, started 570 games, has averaged 21.5 ppg., 5.6 rpg., 7.6 apg., 1.7 spg., while shooting 43.5 percent from the field, 30.2 percent from 3-point and 81.8 percent from the foul line.
  • Has appeared in 82 career postseason games, holds career playoff averages of 24.5 ppg, 6.2 rpg., 7.6 apg. and 1.9 spg., while shooting 41.7 percent from the field and 84.6 percent from the foul line.
  • Ranks tied for 232nd for NBA all-time career playoffs leader in games played (82), 61st in points (2012), 176th in rebounding (511), 35th in assists (626), 41st in steals (148) and 56th in free throw percentage (.8456).
  • Played and started in 80 games in 2015-16, averaged 34.4 minutes a game (25th in NBA), 23.5 ppg. (8th in NBA), career-high 7.8 rpg. (31st in NBA), career-high 10.4 apg. (2nd in NBA), 2.0 spg. (5th in NBA), shot 45.4 percent from the field, 81.2 percent from the foul line (54th in NBA). Ranked 3rd in the NBA in efficiency (28.5).
  • In 2015-16 recorded an NBA-best 8 triple-doubles and a 2nd best 54 double-doubles.
  • As a rookie in 2008-09, played in 82 games, started 65, averaged 15.3 ppg., 4.9 rpg., 5.3 apg., 1.3 spg., 32.5 mpg., while shooting 39.8 percent from the field and 81.5 percent from the foul line.
  • Finished 2008-09 ranked 8th in the NBA in triple-doubles, 14th in steals per game, 19th in assists per game, 21st in free throws made, 24th in free throws attempted, 28th in field goals attempted, 29th in offensive rebounds and 43rd in minutes played.
  • Among NBA rookies in 2008-09, ranked 2nd in assists, 2nd in steals, 4th in scoring, 4th in minutes played, 10th in rebounding, 14th in free throw percentage, 24th in 3-point percentage, 34th in blocked shots and 46th in field goal percentage.
  • Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics with the fourth overall pick of the 2008 NBA Draft.


COLLEGE NOTES:

  • Played two seasons at UCLA, helped lead the Bruins to the 2008 NCAA Final Four.
  • Named 2008 Pac-10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore.
  • Earned 2008 All-Pac-10 third team honors and was named to the conference All-Defensive Team.
  • In 2007-08 as a sophomore, averaged 12.7 ppg., a team leading 4.3 apg, 3.9 rpg. and 1.6 spg.
  • Played 1318 minutes in 2007-08, the most by a Bruin since 1979 (when minutes began being tracked as a statistic).
  • Led UCLA with a career-high 22 points versus Memphis in the 2008 Final Four. Posted first career double-double with 14 points and a career-high-tying 11 rebounds against Western Kentucky in the Sweet Sixteen of the ‘08 NCAA Tournament.
  • Pulled down a career-high-tying 11 rebounds versus Stanford in the title game of the 2008 Pac-10 Tournament.
  • In 2006-07 as a freshman at UCLA, averaged 3.4 ppg. and 0.7 apg. in 9.0 mpg.


PERSONAL NOTES:

  • Born November 12, 1988 in Long Beach, California.
  • Parents are Russell Westbrook and Shannon Horton, has one younger brother, Raynard.
  • Attended Leuzinger High School (Lawndale, CA).
  • Was named to the “Best in the West” Third-Team by Long Beach Press-Telegram and earned All-State third team honors.
  • Averaged 25.1 ppg, 8.7 rpg., 3.1 spg. and 2.3 apg. as a senior and led Leuzinger to a 25-4 overall record and to a CIFSS Div. I-AA quarterfinal playoff appearance.
  • Scored 30 or more points on eight occasions and registered a career-high 51 points at Carson (1/6/06).


SOCIAL MEDIA:

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM
G/S
MIN/AVG
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2012 OLY 8/0 110/13.8 22-  46 .478 4-12 .333 20-27 .741 13/ 1.6 68/   8.5 13 0 7
2012 MNT 5/0   88/17.6 16-  39 .410 2-10 .200 13-15 .867 14/ 2.8 47/   9.4 14 2 7
2010 WC 9/0 175/19.4 29-  62 .468 3-  7 .429 21-25 .840 25/ 2.8 82/   9.1 23 4 12
2010 MNT 4/0   51/12.8 11-  18 .611 2-  3 .667  6-  7 .857 11/ 2.8 30/   7.5 5 0 2
2010 MNTX 1/0   31/31.0   4-  10 .400 0-  1 .000  6-  8 .750 4/ 4.0 14/ 14.0 3 0 3
2009 MNT 1/1   20/20.0   3-    5 .600 1-  2 .500  0-  0 .--- 3/ 3.0 7/     7.0 4 0 3
Totals
28/1
475/17.0
85-180
.472
12-35
.343
66-82
.805
70/ 2.5
248/ 8.9
62
6
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