Ricky Rubio

Team Spain national basketball team Spain national basketball team
Born Oct 21, 1990
Nationality Spain Spain
Nickname La Pistola
Team History
Spain national basketball team Spain national basketball team 2005 - present

Ricky Rubio is a Spanish professional basketball player in the NBA. On 15th October 2005, Ricky Rubio became the player with the least age to ever participate in the Spanish ACB League. He weighs 190 lbs and is 6 feet 3.75 inches tall. He plays in the position of point guard.

For the Spanish national team, Rubio won the Silver Medal at the 2008 Olympics Basketball Tournament. He won the Gold Medal at the FIBA Europe Under 16 Championship in 2006 and the Bronze Medal at the FIBA Europe Under 16 Championship.

During his professional career, Rubio was voted the Spanish ACB League’s Best Point Guard in 2008 and All Spanish ACB League team in 2008. In the same year, he won the ULEB Cup Championship and the Spanish King’s Cup. In 2007 and 2008, he was the FIBA Europe Young Player of the Year. He won the FIBA EuroCup Championship in 2006 and three Catalan National Leagues in 2005, 2007 and 2008.

During the 2008 Olympics Basketball tournament, Rubio contested against Team USA and became the youngest basketball player to take part in an Olympic basketball final. Rubio won the Mr Europa Award in 2008, the FIBA Europe Young Player of the Year in 2007 and 2008, Spanish ACB League Rising Star Award in 2007 and FIBA Europe Under 16 Championship MVP in 2006.

He signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 2011 to 2012 NBA season. After a month into the season, Rubio was named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month. His excellent performance with the team was cut short with a torn ACL, leading him to miss the rest of the season.

Upon his return he recorded the first triple-double of his career with 21 points, 12 assists, and 13 rebounds. Rubio also made several franchise records with 17 assists and season-record steals.

Rubio signed with the Timberwolves again on October 31, 2014. He was ruled out for the first part of the season due to a sprained ankle. He nearly achieved a quadruple-double in a loss to the New York Knicks, with 9 points, 8 steals, 12, assists, and 10 rebounds.

With 292 career games, Rubio ranked 4th on franchise history. Rubio recorded a career-high on January 30, 2017, scoring 6 three-pointers. He was traded to the Utah Jazz on June 30, 2017. Rubio continued to score season-high points and recorded the first triple-double in the postseason by a Jazz player since John Stockton in 2001.

Career Accomplishments:

• Silver medal, 2008 Beijing Olympic Games – representing Spain• Bronze medal, 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games –representing Spain• Gold medal, 2009 Poland EuroBasket –representing Spain• Gold medal, 2011 Poland EuroBasket –representing Spain• Bronze medal, 2013 Poland EuroBasket –representing Spain• Bronze medal, 2013 Poland EuroBasket –representing Spain• EuroLeague champion (2010)• ULEB Cup champion (2008)• Spanish League champion (2011)• FIBA EuroChallenge champion (2006)• NBA All-Rookie First Team (2012)• Mister Europa Player of the Year (2008)• EuroLeague Rising Star (2010)• ACB Defensive Player of the Year (2009)• Spanish League Most Spectacular Player (2010)• 2-time All-Spanish League Team (2008, 2010)• Spanish League Rising Star (2007)• 3-time FIBA Young Player of the Year (2007–2009)• FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship MVP (2006)

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