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Russell Westbrook

USA BASKETBALL NOTES:

  • Gold Medals: 2012 Olympic Games, 2010 FIBA World Championship.

  • Named a finalist for the 2021 USA National Team and U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team on on March 11, 2021.

  • Named on Feb. 10, 2020, a finalist for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team. 

  • 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., shot 47.8% from the field, 33.3% (4-12) from 3-point and 74.1% (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% from the field and 86.7% (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% from the field, and 84.0% 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, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal in gold medal victory versus Turkey; Tallied 12 points and 7 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% from the field and 85.7% 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 minicamp.

  • 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 NBA Most Valuable Player in 2017.

  • Two-time All-NBA first team selection (2016 and 2017).

  • Five-time All-NBA second team selection (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2018).

  • Two-time All-NBA third team (2019 and 2020).

  • Named 2009 NBA All-Rookie first team.

  • Finished fourth in voting for 2014-15 NBA MVP Award.

  • Two-time NBA All-star M VP (2015 and 2016).

  • Nine-time NBA All-Star selection (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020).

  • Has averaged in eight All-Star game appearances, 21.9 minutes, 23.5 ppg., 5.5 rpg., 3.9 apg. and 1.6 spg., while shooting 52.7 percent from the field, 36.1 percent from 3-point and 61.5 percent from the foul line. 

  • 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.

  • 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 NBA Player of the Month eight times.

  • Named NBA Player of the Week 20 times.

  • Named NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month twice.

NBA MILESTONES:

  • Through 2020-21, among NBA career all-time leaders ranks first for triple-doubles (184), ninth for assists per game (8.5), 12th for assists (8061), 23rd for points per game (23.2), 23rd for player efficiency (23.2), 28th for steals (1624), 29th for field goals attempted (17,772), 33rd free throws made (5246), 33rd for free throws attempted (6639), 34th for points (21,857), 40th for steals per game (1.7), 4th for field goals made (7774), 63rd for defensive rebounds (5381) and 85th for minutes per game (34.7).

  • Record a career-best 38 triple-doubles in 2020-21.

  • Averaged a triple-double in 2020-21 for the fourth time in five seasons. Oscar Robertson (1961-62) is the only other player to have averaged a triple-double for an entire season.

  • Twice led the league in points per game (2014-15, 28.1 and 2016-17, 31.6) and twice led assists per game (2017-18, 10.3 and 2018-19, 20.7) to become the first player in NBA history to have led the league in scoring and assists in multiple seasons.

  • Recorded a NBA record 11 straight triple-doubles from Jan. 22-Feb. 14, 2019.

  • Joined LeBron James as the only players to have recorded a triple-double against each of the current 30 NBA teams.

  • Tied with Magic Johnson for the second-most triple-doubles (138) in NBA history, trailing Oscar Robertson (181). Recorded a league record 11 straight triple-doubles from Jan. 22 to Feb. 14, 2019.

  • Recorded 20 points, 21 assists and 20 rebounds versus the Los Angeles Lakers (4/2/19), marking the second 20/20/20 game in NBA history (Wilt Chamberlain 2/2/68).

  • Had a career-high 24 assists at San Antonio (1/10/19), tying for the 15th-highest single game total in NBA history.

  • Became the shortest listed player (6-3) to have averaged at least 11.0 rebounds in a single season and joined Paul Arizin (6-4) as the only players listed shorter than 6-5 to have accomplished the feat.

  • Finished as scoring champion of the 2014-15 NBA regular season with an average of 28.1 points ppg.

  • 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 accomplished the same feat in 1989. 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 ppg., 9.1 rpg. and 10.3 apg. in the month of February to become just the second player in NBA history to average 30 ppg., 9 rpg. and 10 apg. 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 ppg., 8.1 apg., and 7.3 rpg. to become the first player since Oscar Robertson in 1964 to average at least 26 ppg., 8 apg., and 7 rpg. in the playoffs.

  • Became just the 5th 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 6th player and just the 2nd guard (Vince Carter) in the last 20 years to record 35+ points, 15+ rebounds and 9+ rebounds in a single game.

  • In 2015-16 recorded an NBA-best eight triple-doubles and a second best 54 double-doubles.

NBA NOTES:

  • Completed in 2020-21 his 13th NBA season, first with Washington Wizards, also played one season for the Houston Rockets and 11 seasons with Oklahoma City/Seattle.

  • Traded to Washington on Dec. 2, 2020.

  • Through 2020-21 has played in 943 NBA regular season games, started in 926 games, has compiled 32,746 minutes (34.7 mpg.), 21,857 points (23.2 ppg.), 6,961 rebounds (7.4 rpg.), 8,061 assists (8.6 apg.) and 1,624 steals (1.7 spg.), while shooting 43.7% from the field, 30.5% from 3-point and 79.0% from the foul line.

  • Through 2019-20, has played and started in 106 career postseason games, holds career playoff averages of 37.6 minutes, 24.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, 7.7 assists  and 1.9 steals a game, while shooting 41.1% from the field, 24.2% from 3-point and 82.9 from the foul line.

  • Played and started in 65 games in 2020-21, averaged a career-high tying 36.4 minutes (3rd in NBA), 22.2 points (24th in NBA), a career-high 11.5 rebounds (6th in NBA), a league-leading and career-high 11.7 assists and 1.4 steals a game (14th in NBA). Shot 43.9% from the field (93rd in NBA), 31.5% from 3-point and 65.6% from the foul line. Ranked 56th for player efficiency (19.5).

  • Played and started in 57 games in 2019-20, averaged 36.0 minutes (tied 6th in NBA), 27.3 points (7th in NBA), 7.9 rebounds (21st in NBA), 7.0 assists (tied 12th in NBA) and 1.6 steals a game (tied 10th in NBA). Shot a career-high 47.2% from the field (tied 46th in NBA), 25.8% from 3-point and 76.3% from the foul line (84th in NBA). Ranked tied for 28th in the NBA in player efficiency (23.2).
  • 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% from the field and 81.5% from the foul line.
  • As a rookie finished 2008-09 ranked eighth 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.

  • As a sophomore (2007-08), played in 39 games, started in 34 games, averaged 33.8 minutes, 12.7 ppg., 3. 9 rpg., a team-leading 4.3 apg. and 1.6 spg. Shot 46.5 percent from the field, 33.8 percent from 3-point and 71.3 percent from the foul line.

  • Named 2007-08 Pac-10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year, All-Pac-10 third team, All-Pac-10 Tournament team and was named to the conference All-Defensive Team.

  • Played 1,318 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 2008 NCAA Tournament.

  • As a freshman (In 2006-07), played in 36 games, started in one game, averaged 9.0 minutes, 3.4 ppg. and 0.7 apg.

PERSONAL NOTES:

  • Born 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
34

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