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 2 in (2.18 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27th overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Pro playing career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2013 Cholet Basket (France)
2013–present Utah Jazz
2013–2014 Bakersfield Jam

Rudy Gobert (born June 26, 1992) is a French professional basketball player who currently plays for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Basketball career[edit]

France[edit]

Youth teams[edit]

Born in Saint-Quentin, Aisne, France, 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 in the All-Tournament Team together with his countryman Léo Westermann.

French pro league (LNB)[edit]

Gobert played 92 out of 100 games during the 2010–11 LNB season, recording 6 points, 5 rebounds and 1 steal. In the 2011–12 LNB season, he averaged 4.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in 29 games for Cholet Basket.[1]

NBA[edit]

Gobert had initially decided to go for the 2013 NBA Draft due to his position at one point leading him to a lottery selection. Gobert 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 has since been broken by Walter Tavares a year later.

On June 27, 2013, Gobert was selected as the 27th pick by the Denver Nuggets. He was shortly traded to the Utah Jazz for the 46th pick, Erick Green, and cash. On July 6, 2013, he was signed by the Jazz for the 2013–14 season.[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 recalled.[7]

Most recently Gobert as enjoyed a stellar showing in his 2nd season playing in the Las Vegas Summer League. Many fans in an informal Twitter poll voted him as the player that fans were most impressed by due to his play.[8] As a result, Gobert was named onto the 2014 All-NBA Summer League first team.

NBA 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

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 0.2 0.2 0.9 2.3
Career 45 0 9.6 .486 .000 .492 3.4 0.2 0.2 0.9 2.3

French national team[edit]

Gobert was called by coach Vincent Collet to help the French national team prepare for the 2012 Summer Olympics tournament. He played 2 friendly games, scoring 8 points.

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