|No. 27 – Utah Jazz|
June 26, 1992 |
Saint-Quentin, Aisne, France
|Listed height||7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)|
|Listed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|NBA draft||2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27th overall|
|Selected by the Denver Nuggets|
|2010–2013||Cholet Basket (France)|
|2013–2014||→Bakersfield Jam (D-League)|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Rudy Gobert (born June 26, 1992) is a French professional basketball player who plays for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the French national basketball team in the international competitions. Standing at 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m), he plays at the center position.
From 2009 to 2011, Gobert mostly played for the Cholet Basket junior team, managing just one game for the senior team in 2010–11, recording 6 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block. In 2011–12, he averaged 4.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in 29 games for Cholet. In 2012–13, he averaged 8.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game in 27 games.
Gobert declared for the 2013 NBA draft and set NBA Draft Combine records for wingspan (7 feet 8 1/2 inches) and standing reach (9 feet 7 inches) in the 2013 combine. The record for wingspan was broken a year later by Walter Tavares.
On June 27, 2013, Gobert was selected with the 27th overall pick by the Denver Nuggets. He was later traded on draft night to the Utah Jazz for the 46th pick, Erick Green, and cash. On July 6, 2013, he signed with the Jazz and joined them for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On December 14, 2013, he was assigned to the Bakersfield Jam. On December 21, he was recalled by the Jazz. On January 4, 2014, he was reassigned to the Jam. On January 13, he was again recalled.
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Gobert won the bronze medal at the 2011 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship and the silver medal at the 2012 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. In the 2012 edition, Gobert was named to the All-Tournament team alongside countryman, Léo Westermann.
Gobert was called by coach Vincent Collet to help the French national team prepare for the 2012 Summer Olympics tournament. He played two friendly games, scoring 8 points. He was part of the team that won the bronze medal at the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
- Rudy Gobert – Cholet – Players – Pro A – LNB.fr
- 2013 NBA Mock Draft 3.0
- Jazz Signs First-Round Pick Rudy Gobert
- Utah Jazz assign Ian Clark and Rudy Gobert to D-League
- Utah Jazz recall Ian Clark and Rudy Gobert from D-League
- Utah Jazz re-assign Ian Clark and Rudy Gobert to D-League
- Jazz Recalls Clark and Gobert
- Jazz Announce Final Roster for 2014 Summer League
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