D’Angelo Dante Russell is a professional basket player of the National Basketball Association. He is currently playing as the point and shooting guard of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Before joining professional basketball, Russell was an ace player of the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Russell started to play basketball at an early age. During his high school years, he was part of the basketball team of Monteverde Academy in Florida. While with the team, he was instrumental in its back-to-back win in the High School National Tournament. In addition, he was also part of the Jordan Brand Classic and the McDonald’s All-American Game. Due to his remarkable performance, he was ranked as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com. He chose to play with Ohio State over other universities that tried to recruit him including North Carolina, Michigan State, and Louisville.

Born 23 Feb 1996
Nationality United States United States

The 6-foot-4-inch Russell was only part of the Ohio State Buckeyes for one season. During this time, he earned the Oscar Robertson Trophy, Jerry West Award, and the Tisdale Award. He was recognized as Big Ten Freshman of the Year, first-team All-Big Ten, and first-team All-American. By April of the 2015 season, he declared for the NBA draft.

It was on October 28, 2015, when Russell made his professional debut in the NBA. This was after being selected as a second overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers on June 25, 2015. He was with the Lakers for 2 seasons and was part of the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

After 2 seasons, Russell was traded to the Brooklyn Nets. He stayed with the Nets until 2019 before being sent to play with the Golden State Warriors. This transfer was part of the sign-and-trade package made by the Nets for Kevin Durant. By February 2020 Russell was traded to his current team, the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Career Highlights

  • 2014 McDonald’s All-American
  • 2015 Jerry West Award
  • 2015 Big Ten Freshman of the Year
  • 2015 First-Team All-Big Ten
  • 2015 Consensus First-Team All-American
  • 2016 NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • 2016 NBA All-Star

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