Rudy Gobert

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Rudy Gobert
No. 27 – Utah Jazz
Position Center
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1992-06-26) June 26, 1992 (age 22)
Saint-Quentin, Aisne, France
Nationality French
Listed height 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27th overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Pro career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2013 Cholet Basket (France)
2013–present Utah Jazz
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.

Professional career[edit]

Cholet Basket[edit]

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.[1] In 2012–13, he averaged 8.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game in 27 games.

Utah Jazz[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3] On December 14, 2013, he was assigned to the Bakersfield Jam.[4] On December 21, he was recalled by the Jazz.[5] On January 4, 2014, he was reassigned to the Jam.[6] On January 13, he was again recalled.[7]

In July 2014, Gobert re-joined the Utah Jazz for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

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

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Utah 45 0 9.6 .486 .000 .492 3.4 .2 .2 .9 2.3
Career 45 0 9.6 .486 .000 .492 3.4 .2 .2 .9 2.3

International career[edit]

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.

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