Russell Westbrook
Full Name: Russell Westbrook
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 187
Birthdate: November 12, 1988
High School: Leuzinger HS
College: UCLA
 

UCLA
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2006-07 36 1 48 105 .457 17 31 .548 9 22 .409 28 24 14 1 122 3.40
2007-08 39 34 182 391 .465 107 150 .713 26 77 .338 153 167 63 7 497 12.7
Totals 15 35 230 496 .464 124 181 .685 35 99 .354 181 191 77 8 619 8.30

An early entry candidate for the 2008 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Named Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore. Also earned Third Team All-Pac-10 honors and was named to the league All-Defensive Team. Holds the school’s single season record for minutes played after logging 1,318 minutes as a sophomore.

Sophomore (2007-08): Led the team in assists (4.3 apg), while ranking third in scoring (12.7 ppg). Registered 19 points, seven rebounds and eight assists vs. George Washington. Posted 21 points on 10-for-13 shooting vs. Arizona. Tallied 16 points, four rebounds, five assists and a career-high five steals vs. Oregon. Dished out a career-high nine assists vs. Youngstown State. Recorded 19 points vs. Stanford and 18 points vs. California in the last two games of the regular season. Scored nine points and pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds vs. Stanford in the title game of the Pac-10 Tournament. Posted first career double-double with 14 points and a career-high-matching 11 rebounds to go along with five assists vs. Western Kentucky in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament. Shot 7-for-11 from the field in scoring 17 points vs. Xavier in the West Regional Finals. Led team with 22 points vs. Memphis in the Final Four.

Freshman (2006-07): Averaged 3.4 points and 0.7 assists in 9.0 minutes a contest. Scored in double figures three times. Set season-high of 11 points on 4-for-5 shooting vs. Long Beach State. Tallied 10 points in 13 minutes at Oregon. Matched season high with 11 points vs. Oregon State. Recorded season highs of five rebounds, four assists and two steals in 32 minutes at West Virginia in his first career start.

Strengths: Explosive backcourt performer with an outstanding upside. Uses quickness to get by defenders on the drive and utilizes leaping ability and strength to finish at the rim. Wingspan helps him be a lock-down defensive player. Plays unselfishly and handles and passes the ball extremely well.

Personal: Has one younger brother. Admires Earvin “Magic” Johnson.



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