|Rudy Gobert Quick Info|
|Height||7 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||June 26, 1992|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Rudy Gobert is a French professional basketball player who has represented the Utah Jazz (2013-Present) in the National Basketball Association (NBA). For his performances, he has been named in the NBA ‘All-Defensive First Team’ (2017–2020), the ‘All-NBA Third Team’ (2019, 2020), ‘All-NBA Second Team’ (2017), and has also been selected for the NBA ‘All-Star Game’ in 2020. Widely regarded for his solid defensive skills, he was the NBA ‘blocks leader’ in 2017 and had been named the ‘NBA Defensive Player of the Year’ in both 2018 and 2019. At the international level, representing France, he was the team’s best scorer and rebounder at the FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship in 2010. He has won the ‘Bronze’ medal at the 2015 European Basketball Championship, the 2014 FIBA (Fédération Internationale de Basketball) Basketball World Cup, and the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup. In 2019, he had been honored with the ‘Alain Gilles Trophy’, presented annually to the best French basketball player of the year, male or female.
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Saint-Quentin, Aisne, Hauts-de-France, France
He splits his time between Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, and Paris, Île-de-France, France.
Professional Basketball Player
- Father – Rudy Bourgarel (Former Professional Basketball Player)
- Mother – Corinne Gobert
- Siblings – He has 2 older siblings.
- 27 – Utah Jazz
- 16, 27 – France
7 ft 1 in or 216 cm
117 kg or 258 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Black and White)
He is of Afro-Caribbean and French descent.
- Toned physique
- Towering frame
- Close-cropped hair
- Affable smile
- Sports a trimmed beard
Rudy Gobert Facts
- Rudy, in the 2013 NBA Draft, had been picked up 27th overall in the 1st round by the Denver Nuggets. However, he never played for the team and was traded on draft night to the Utah Jazz.
- In October 2016, when he had signed a 4-year contract extension worth USD 102 million with the Utah Jazz, he had become the best-paid French athlete ever (in terms of salary per year).
- In January 2017, he had recorded his 25th game in a succession with 10-plus rebounds which was a franchise record for the Utah Jazz. Later that month, he had managed to extend his record to 30 games – a feat that had been achieved by only 4 other players since 1997–98.
- In 2019, when he won the ‘NBA Defensive Player of the Year’ award for the 2nd time in a row, he had become just the 10th player in NBA history to have won that award at least twice. In June 2018, he had become the first Utah Jazz player to have won the award since Mark Eaton in 1989.
- The same year, he had also set the single-season record for the most number of slam dunks with 306. He had led the NBA that year in screen assists (482), effective field goal percentage (66.9), and true shooting percentage (68.2).
- In March 2020, he was the first NBA player who had been tested positive for COVID-19. As the infection began to spread to other players and non-playing members, the league had to be postponed until the end of July.
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