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Russell Westbrook
Westbrook with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2017
No. 0 – Houston Rockets
Point guard
Personal information
Born November 12, 1988 (1988-11-12) (age 31)
Long Beach, California
Nationality American
High school Leuzinger (Lawndale, California)
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College UCLA (2006–2008)
NBA Draft 2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Pro career 2008–present
League NBA
Career history
2008–2019 Oklahoma City Thunder
2019–present Houston Rockets
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA Most Valuable Player (2017)
  • 8× NBA All-Star (2011–2013, 2015–2019)
  • 2× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2015, 2016)
  • 2× All-NBA First Team (2016, 2017)
  • 5× All-NBA Second Team (2011–2013, 2015, 2018)
  • All-NBA Third Team (2019)
  • 2× NBA scoring champion (2015, 2017)
  • 2× NBA assists leader (2018, 2019)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2009)
  • Third-team All-Pac-10 (2008)
  • Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year (2008)
Stats at NBA.com

Russell Westbrook III (born November 12, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is an eight-time NBA All-Star and earned the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in the 2016–17 season. He is also an eight-time All-NBA Team member, led the league in scoring in 2014–15 and 2016–17, and won back-to-back NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player awards in 2015 and 2016. In 2017, the year he won the league MVP award, Westbrook became one of two players in NBA history to average a triple-double for a season, along with Oscar Robertson in 1962. He also set a record for the most triple-doubles in a season, with 42. He went on to average a triple-double the following two seasons also, as well as lead the league in assists and become the first player to lead the league in points and assists in multiple seasons. He is currently second all-time in career triple-doubles in NBA history.

Westbrook played college basketball for the UCLA Bruins and earned third-team all-conference honors in the Pac-10. He was selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft by the Seattle SuperSonics, who then relocated to Oklahoma City six days later. Westbrook has represented the United States national team twice, winning gold medals in the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 Olympics.

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