Russell Westbrook

Position: Guard
Height: 6’3” (191 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs. (85 kg)
NBA Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
School: UCLA

USA BASKETBALL NOTES

  • Gold Medals: 2012 Olympic Games, 2010 FIBA World Championship.
    • Named a member of the 2014-16 USA Men’s National Team on Jan. 23, 2014.
    • Member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team that finished 8-0 and won the gold medal. Played in all eight games and averaged 8.5 ppg., and added 1.6 rpg., 1.6 apg., 0.9 spg., and shot 47.8 percent from the field, 33.3 percent (4-12) from 3-point and 74.1 percent (20-27) from the free throw line.
    • Member of the 2012 USA National Team that finished pre-Olympic tour with a 5-0 record. Played in all five games and averaged a team fourth best 9.4 ppg., and added 2.8 rpg., 2.8 apg., 1.4 spg., and shot 41.0 percent from the field and 86.7 percent (13-15) from the foul line.
    • Named a finalist for the 2012 USA Men’s Olympic Team on Jan. 16, 2012.
    • Member of the 2010 USA World Championship Team that finished 9-0 and won gold, the USA’s first world championship since 1994.
    • Played in all nine World Championship games and averaged a team third-best 9.1 ppg., added 2.8 rpg.,
      2.6 apg.(third highest on team), 1.3 spg. (third highest on team), shot 46.8 percent from the field, and 84.0 percent from the foul line.
    • Averaged in the USA last three World Championship games 12.3 ppg. (11-28 FGs, 12-12 FTs), 4.7 rpg. 2.3 apg., 1.7 spg.
    • Recorded 14 points versus Tunisia; 13 points, six rebounds, three assists and one steal in gold medal victory versus Turkey; Tallied 12 points and seven rebounds in semifinals win against Lithuania.
    • Member of the 2010 USA Men’s National Team that finished 4-0 in its pre-World Championship tour. Averaged 7.5 ppg., 2.8 rpg.1.3 apg., shot 61.1 percent from the field and 85.7 percent from the foul line.
    • In the 2010 USA Basketball Showcase, played for the USA Blue Team that fell 114-96. Recorded s14 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals in 31 minutes of action.
    • Named a member of the 2010-12 USA Men’s National Team on Feb. 10, 2010.
    • Participated in the 2009 USA Basketball National Team Mini-Camp.
    • Member of the USA Blue Team in the 2009 USA Basketball Showcase and aided team to a win and recorded 7 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in 20 minutes.
    • Member of the 2008 USA Basketball Select Team that trained and scrimmaged against the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team.

    NBA HONORS

    • Named All-NBA second team in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
    • Three-time NBA All-Star selection (2011, 2012 and 2013).
    • Member of the 2012 Western Conference All-Star Team. and finished with 21 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in 28 minutes.
    • Made his first NBA All-Star Game appearance when he was named as a reserve to the 2011 Western Conference All-Star Team. Recorded 12 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists in 14 minutes.
    • Finished fourth in voting for 2009 NBA Rookie of the Year.
    • Recorded 40 points (18-29 FGs) and added 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals in just over 32 minutes for the Sophomore Team in the 2010 Rookie Challenge held during the 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend.
    • Participated in the 2010 Skills Challenge during the 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend.
    • Named 2009 NBA All-Rookie first team.
    • Named NBA Western Conference Player of the Month once (Feb. 1-7, 2010).
    • Named NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month once (December).

    NBA MILESTONES

    • Became just the fifth player in NBA history to record 4,000 points, 1,500 assists and 1,000 rebounds through three NBA seasons (Chris Paul, LeBron James, Anfernee Hardaway and Oscar Roberston).
    • Became the sixth player and just the second guard (Vince Carter) in the last 20 years to record 35+ points, 15+ rebounds and 9+ rebounds in a single game.
    • Recorded 13 assists and 0 turnovers versus Milwaukee (1/2/10) for the most assists without a turnover in a game since April 8, 2001 (Gary Payton - 15 assists, 0 turnovers).

    NBA NOTES

    • Completed in 2013-14 his sixth NBA season, all with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
    • Has played in 440 games, started 423 games in his career and averaged 20.1 ppg., 4.9 rpg., 6.9 apg., 1.6 spg., while shooting 43.3 percent from the field, 30.5 percent from 3-point and 81.5 percent from the foul line.
    • Has appeared in 45 career postseason games, holds career playoff averages of 23.6 ppg, 6.4 apg., 6.1 rpg. and 1.6 spg., while shooting 42.2 percent from the field and 83.5 percent from the foul line.
    • As a rookie in 2008-09, played in 82 games, started 65, averaged 15.3 ppg., 4.9 rpg., 5.3 apg., 1.3 spg., 32.5 mpg., while shooting 39.8 percent from the field and 81.5 percent from the foul line.
    • Finished 2008-09 ranked 8th in the NBA in triple-doubles, 14th in steals per game, 19th in assists per game, 21st in free throws made, 24th in free throws attempted, 28th in field goals attempted, 29th in offensive rebounds and 43rd in minutes played.
    • Among all NBA rookies in 2008-09, ranked 2nd in assists, 2nd in steals, 4th in scoring, 4th in minutes played, 10th in rebounding, 14th in free throw percentage, 24th in 3-point percentage, 34th in blocked shots and 46th in field goal percentage.

    COLLEGE NOTES

    • Played two seasons at UCLA, helped lead the Bruins to the 2008 NCAA Final Four.
    • Named 2008 Pac-10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore.
    • Earned 2008 All-Pac-10 third team honors and was named to the conference All-Defensive Team.
    • In 2007-08 as a sophomore, averaged 12.7 ppg., a team leading 4.3 apg, 3.9 rpg. and 1.6 spg.
    • Played 1318 minutes in 2007-08, the most by a Bruin since 1979 (when minutes began being tracked as a statistic).
    • Led UCLA with a career-high 22 points versus Memphis in the 2008 Final Four. Posted first career double-double with 14 points and a career-high-tying 11 rebounds against Western Kentucky in the Sweet Sixteen of the ‘08 NCAA Tournament.
    • Pulled down a career-high-tying 11 rebounds versus Stanford in the title game of the 2008 Pac-10 Tournament.
    • In 2006-07 as a freshman at UCLA, averaged 3.4 ppg. and 0.7 apg. in 9.0 mpg.

    PERSONAL NOTES

    • Born November 12, 1988 in Long Beach, California.
    • Parents are Russell Westbrook and Shannon Horton, has one younger brother, Raynard.
    • Attended Leuzinger High School (Lawndale, CA).
    • Was named to the “Best in the West” Third-Team by Long Beach Press-Telegram and earned All-State third team honors.
    • Averaged 25.1 ppg, 8.7 rpg., 3.1 spg. and 2.3 apg. as a senior and led Leuzinger to a 25-4 overall record and to a CIFSS Div. I-AA quarterfinal playoff appearance.
    • Scored 30 or more points on eight occasions and registered a career-high 51 points at Carson (1/6/06).
    USA Basketball Statistics
    TEAM
    G/S
    FGM-FGA
    PCT
    3PM-3PA
    PCT
    FTM-FTA
    PCT
    REB/AVG
    PTS/AVG
    AST
    BLK
    STL
    2012 OLY
    8/ 0
    22- 46
    .478
    4- 12
    .333
    20- 27
    .741
    13/ 1.6
    68/ 8.5
    1.6
    0.0
    0.9
    2012 MNT
    5/ 0
    16- 39
    .410
    2- 10
    .200
    13- 15
    .867
    14/ 2.8
    47/ 9.4
    2.8
    0.4
    1.4
    2010 WC
    9/ 0
    29- 62
    .468
    3- 7
    .429
    21- 25
    .840
    25/ 2.8
    82/ 9.1
    2.6
    0.4
    1.3
    2010 MNT
    4/ 0
    11- 18
    .611
    2- 3
    .667
    6- 7
    .857
    11/ 2.8
    30/ 7.5
    1.2
    0.0
    0.5
    2010 MNTX
    1/ 0
    4- 10
    .400
    0- 1
    .000
    6- 8
    .750
    4/ 4.0
    14/ 14.0
    3.0
    0.0
    3.0
    2009 MNT
    1/ 1
    3- 5
    .600
    1- 2
    .500
    0- 0
    .---
    3/ 3.0
    7/ 7.0
    4.0
    0.0
    3.0
    Totals
    28/ 1
    85-180
    .472
    12- 35
    .343
    66- 82
    .805
    70/ 2.5
    248/ 8.9
    2.2
    0.3
    1.2
    • 2012 OLY - 2012 U.S. Olympic Games Team, London, England (the USA finished 8-0 and won the gold medal).
    • 2012 MNT - 2012 USA Basketball National Team (the USA compiled a 5-0 record).
    • 2010 WC- 2010 USA World Championship Team (the USA finished 9-0 and won the gold medal and qualified the U.S. men for the 2012 Olympics).
    • 2010 MNT- 2010 USA Basketball National Team (the USA compiled a 4-0 record).
    • 2010 MNTX - 2010 USA Basketball Showcase USA Blue Team (the USA White Team defeated the USA Blue Team 114-96).
    • 2009 MNT- - 2009 USA Basketball Showcase USA Blue Team (the USA Blue Team defeated USA White Team 100-81).
    NBA Statistics
    YEAR
    G/S
    FGM-FGA
    PCT
    3PM-3PA
    PCT
    FTM-FTA
    PCT
    REB/AVG
    PTS/AVG
    AST
    BLK
    STL
    2013-14
    46/46
    346- 791
    .437
    68- 214
    .318
    242- 293
    .826
    263/ 5.7
    1002/ 21.8
    6.9
    0.2
    1.9
    Totals
    440/423
    3132-7237
    .433
    319-1046
    .305
    2251-2762
    .815
    2171/ 4.9
    8834/ 20.1
    6.9
    0.3
    1.6
     
    College Statistics
    YEAR
    G/S
    FGM-FGA
    PCT
    3PM-3PA
    PCT
    FTM-FTA
    PCT
    REB/AVG
    PTS/AVG
    AST
    BLK
    STL
    2007-08
    39/ 34
    182- 391
    .465
    26- 77
    .338
    107- 150
    .713
    153/ 3.9
    497/ 12.7
    4.3
    0.2
    1.6
    2006-07
    36/ 1
    48- 105
    .457
    9- 22
    .409
    17- 31
    .548
    28/ 0.8
    122/ 3.4
    0.7
    0.1
    0.4
    Totals
    75/ 35
    230- 496
    .464
    35- 99
    .354
    124- 181
    .685
    181/ 2.4
    619/ 8.3
    2.5
    0.1
    1.0