Position: Center · Shoots: Right
Height: 7-1 · Weight: 237.6
Wingpsan: 7-8.5 · Standing Reach: 9-7
Hand Length: 9.75 · Hand Width: 10
Born: June 26, 1992
Hometown: Saint-Quentin, France
Prior to NBA: Cholet Basket
Drafted: 2013—Round 1, Pick 27 (DEN)
NBA Debut: October 30, 2013
No matter what you call him—The Stifle Tower, Gobzilla, The French Rejection—one thing is certain: Rudy Gobert is one of the most impactful players in the NBA.
In 2019, Gobert became the first Jazz player to win the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year award since Mark Eaton in 1989, and in 2017 he was named to the All-NBA Second Team. He was a member of the NBA's All-Defensive First Team both seasons.
Gobert was born on June 26, 1992 in Saint-Quentin, France, and he started his professional career in 2010 on the Cholet Basket junior team. Gobert was selected with the No. 27 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets—and then immediately traded to the Utah Jazz.
The 7-foot-1 center helped France to a third-place finish in the European Championships in 2015, and he also represented his home country in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
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