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Rudy Gobert

27 | Center

Jazz

Biography

Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 45 games (zero starts) in his rookie NBA season, averaged 2.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 9.6 minutes... Tallied 7 points and 6 rebounds vs. POR 4/11 … Had 2 points and a career-high 4 blocks @ MIL 3/3 … Had 5 points and a team-high 9 rebounds vs. MIN 2/22 … Had 4 points and 2 boards vs. PHI 2/12 … Grabbed 8 rebounds and had 3 blocks vs. TOR 2/3 … Had 5 points and 4 rebounds @ LAC 2/1 … Posted 7 points, 5 boards and 2 blocks vs. GSW 1/31 … Blocked a career-high 3 shots vs. MIN 1/21 … Earned seventh double-double with 23 points and 14 rebounds with Bakersfield Jam vs. Maine Red Claws 1/11 … Assigned to D-League’s Bakersfield Jam 1/4 … Inactive (D-League Assignment) 6 games … Posted 5 points and 7 boards @ POR 12/6 … Recorded a career-high 10 points @ OKC 11/24 … Pulled down a team and career-high 12 rebounds and 2 steals @ CHI 11/8 … Grabbed a team-high 11 boards @ BKN 11/5 … DNP-CD 31 games on the season.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
2012-13: Played for the Utah Jazz in the 2013 Orlando Pro Summer League, averaging 5.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 1.0 assist in 21.2 minutes per game … Appeared in 27 games for Cholet Basket of the French Pro A League in 2012-13, averaging 8.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocks while shooting .736 in 22.2 minutes per game … Named a 2013 French Pro A All-Star … Also named to the U-20 European Championship Division A All- Tournament Team … Also selected as Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U-20 Best Center in 2012 … Also averaged 5.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 block in three EuroCup games.

2011-12: Played in 29 games for Cholet Basket, averaging 4.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.3 blocks … Also appeared in six EuroCup games, averaging 2.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks … Played for Cholet Basket’s Under-21 team in 2010-11 … Was a member of the French Under-20 National Team in 2011 and 2012, as well as the French Under-18 National Team in 2010.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Denver Nuggets in the first round (27th overall pick) of the 2013 NBA Draft … Draft rights traded by Denver to the Utah Jazz in exchange for the draft rights to Erick Green (46th pick) and cash considerations on 6/27/13.

PERSONAL:
Last name is pronounced “go-BARE” … A native of Saint Quentin, France … Father played collegiate basketball at Marist College … Owns a 7-9 wingspan and 9-7 standing reach, the largest ever recorded at the NBA Draft Combine … Won a silver medal at the 2012 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship and a bronze in 2011 … Follow him on twitter at @rudygobert15.

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