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CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Lakers with the second overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft.
2015-16: Played in 80 games (48 starts), averaging 13.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.16 steals and 0.16 blocks in 28.2 minutes …
Finished with 10+ points in 53 games, 20+ points in 13 games and 30+ points in two games … Had one double-double … Finished the year ranked
4th among rookies in assists and steals, and 5th in points and three-point field goal percentage … One of 10 American rookie and sophomore players
selected by the league’s assistant coaches to participate in the Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star 2016, tallying 22 points, a USA team-high seven
assists and two steals in 16:20 off the bench … Youngest player in NBA history to make 120+ three-pointers in a single season … One of only 20
NBA rookies in NBA history to make 120 triples in a season … Finished tied for 15th among rookies in most three-pointers made in a season (130) …
Became the youngest player in NBA history to make eight three-pointers in a game 3/1 vs. BKN at 20 years and seven days … The eight triples in a
game are the most by a rookie in Lakers history (previously Nick Van Exel with six (twice) … Had a historic rookie performance 3/1 vs. BKN with careerhighs
of 39 points, eight three-pointers made, and 14 made field goals … The 39 points was the most by a Lakers rookie since Elgin Baylor scored 39
on 3/11/59 … Became just the third rookie in Laker history to score at least 39 points in a game, joining Baylor (three times) and Vern Mikkelsen …
Marked the first 39+ point performance by a rookie in the NBA since Jordan Crawford did so 3/30/11 … Became just the second rookie in NBA history
to score at least 39 points while making eight three-pointers, joining Rodrigue Beaubois (40 points and nine triples 3/27/10) … Set career-highs with
11 free throws made and 13 free throws attempted 4/8 at NOP … Scored 20+ points in a season-long four straight games from 2/24-3/2 … Posted a
career-high eight assists 2/24 at MEM … Had four steals four times … Recorded first career double-double 12/4 at ATL with a career-high 10 rebounds
(career-high five offensive rebounds) and 16 points … Scored 23 points, including 13 in the 4th quarter and the game-tying basket to send it to
overtime, with three assists 12/9 at MIN … Scored 22 points and dished a career-high eight assists 2/24 at MEM … Had 21 points with five assists and
a career-high tying four steals 3/6 vs. GSW … Tied a career-high with four steals to go with 14 points 3/15 vs. SAC … Totaled 32 points (11-13 FT) 4/8
at NOP … Missed one game due to a sore throat (1/5) and another game due to a sprained right ankle (1/10).
Appeared and started in all 35 games in lone collegiate season at Ohio State, averaging 19.3 points per game, 5.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.57 steals in 33.9 minutes … Won the Jerry West Award, honoring the nation’s best shooting guard … Consensus First-Team AllAmerican … Selected First-Team All-Big 10 and Big 10 Freshman of the Year by both coaches and media … Finished 5th in the John R. Wooden Award voting following the 2014-15 season … Won the USBWA Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Week award 1/26 and 2/10 … National Player of the Week selection by NCAA.com, Naismith, USBWA, and CBSSports.com for the week of 1/26 … USBWA All-District V … Was the Big 10 Player of the Week twice (1/26 and 2/9) and the Big Ten Freshman of the Week seven times (12/8, 12/29, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 3/2) … Scored a career-high 33 points 1/22 at Northwestern … Was the leading freshman scorer in the country ... Recorded a triple-double of 23 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists 2/8 at Rutgers, the first triple-double by an Ohio State freshman … Had three additional double-doubles, twice with points/rebounds and once with points/assists … Scored in double-figures 32 consecutive times … Had the fourth-highest PAR (points+assists+rebounds) of any player in the Big 10 in the last 10 years (30.0) … Notched a career-high 14 rebounds on two occasions (1/17 at Iowa and 1/29 vs. Maryland) … Had a season-best six offensive rebounds 1/17 at Iowa … Knocked down 4+ three-pointers on 10 occasions … Collected a season-high four steals 1/13 vs. Michigan.
High School History
PERSONAL: Son of Antonio Russell and Keisha Rowe … Has four siblings: Antonio Russell, Lashaun Gilliam, Tayshaun Brown, and Cloee Russell … From Louisville … Had a solo draft workout with the Lakers on June 8th, 2015 and a second group workout on June 20th before being selected by the team … McDonald’s All-American selection in 2014 at the conclusion of his prep career … Participated in the 2014 Jordan Brand Classic … Attended Montverde Academy (Montverde, FL) in high school, helping the team to a 27-2 records as a junior before going 28-0 as a senior while winning the National High School Invitational championship both years … Played alongside current NBA pros Joel Embiid, Dakari Johnson and Michael Frazier II at Montverde ... Transferred to Montverde from Central High School in Louisville, KY after his freshman season … Seeks to join Rajon Rondo, Darrell Griffith, and Muhammad Ali as sports “icons” from Louisville … The athlete he most admires outside of the NBA is Muhammad Ali ... Began playing organized basketball at the age of nine ... Lists greatest personal achievement as making it to the NBA ... Person most admired is his father ... In his free time, enjoys watching movies, with his favorite actor being Will Smith ... Hip-hop artist J Cole is his favorite musician ... During the offseason enjoys paintballing ... After retiring from the NBA, wants to become a broadcaster ... Favorite non-NBA sports team is Ohio State football ... Named after R&B singer-songwriter D’Angelo.