30 Fascinating Facts About D’Angelo Russell You Might Have Missed Before

D'Angelo Russell
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D’Angelo Russell, one of the most talented players, excels in almost all categories since his very first debut with the NBA. In fact, he even excelled massively during his Ohio State tenure, becoming one of the best college players, breaking several records, and earning numerous accolades. Here are some really interesting facts about the basketball player that even fans might not have known before:

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  1.  He received his first All-Star selection on February 1, 2019, as a replacement for the injured All-star Victor Oladipo in the 2019 game.
  2.  In 2018-19 season, he was named for the first time as Eastern Conference Player of the Week, for games played from January 14, 2019 through January 20, 2019.
  3.  During the February 14, 2018 game against the Indiana Pacers, he registered 18 points and 9 assists off the bench, becoming the first Nets player to notch 15+ points and 5+ assists off the bench in three straight games since Orlando Woolridge in 1986-87.
  4.  In the 2017-2018 season, in the March 13 game against Toronto Raptors, he scored 24 of his 32 points in the first quarter of the 116–102 loss, which is the most by a Net in the opening period since Vince Carter’s 24 in 2005.
  5.  In the March 19, 2019 game against the Sacramento Kings, he had four 3 points in the fourth quarter, breaking Allen Crabbe’s single season franchise record of 201 3-pointers.
  6.  D'Angelo Danté Russell was born on February 23, 1996 to Antonio Russell, Sr. and Keisha Rowe, in Louisville, Kentucky.
  7.  His parents Antonio Sr., and Rowe are said to be amicably separated. He has four siblings – Antonio Russell Jr., Lashaun, Tayshaun and Cloee.
  8.  Russell attended Central High School in Louisville, Kentucky as a freshman in 2010–11, but for his sophomore season, he transferred to Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida.
  9.  During his time with the Montverde Academy, he helped Montverde win back-to-back High School National Tournament championships, in the year 2014.
  10.  He played in the McDonald’s All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic. He was rated as a five-star recruit by
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  12.  He committed to Ohio State on June 7, 2013, and chose the Buckeyes, over Louisville, Michigan State and North Carolina.
  13.  He registered a triple-double with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists during the February 8, 2015, game – a 79–60 victory over Rutgers. This was the first triple-double recorded by an Ohio State freshman in history.
  14.  During his time with the Ohio States, he earned the Oscar Robertson Trophy, Wayman Tisdale Award and Jerry West Award.
  15.  Averaging 19.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.6 steals in 33.9 minutes per game, in a total of 35 games in the 2014 – 2015, Russell was named a consensus first-team All-American, as well as first-team All-Big Ten and Big Ten Freshman of the Year.
  16.  He declared for the NBA draft, on April 22, 2015, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility. He was touted as one of the top prospects.
  17.  He was selected as the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers on June 25, 2015.
  18.  In the season opener game against Minnesota Timberwolves, he recorded four points, three rebounds and two assists in just 26 minutes on October 28, 2015.
  19.  He registered his first career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds in a 112–111 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, on December 4, 2015.
  20.  During the March 1, 2016 game against the Brooklyn Nets, he registered career highs – 39 points and 8 three-pointers, leading his team to a 107-101 victory.
  21.  His 39 points were the most by any rookie in the 2015-16 season, and the most by a Lakers rookie in a regular season game since Elgin Baylor had 55 in March 1959.
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  23.  With his 8 three-pointers, he broke the Laker record previously held by Nick Van Exel of six three-pointers in a single game.
  24.  In fact, at the end of 2015-16 season, he became the youngest player to hit 130 three-pointers in a single season, while also leading the Lakers and all rookies in steals per game.
  25.  He, along with Timofey Mozgov, was traded to the Brooklyn Nets on June 22, 2017, in exchange of Brook Lopez and Kyle Kuzma.
  26.  But, he had to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on November 17, 2017, and was ruled out for a couple of months. He returned to action on January 19, 2018.
  27.  He recorded his first career triple-double on March 23, in the 116–112 loss to the Raptors, which is the first for the Nets since Terrence Williams had one in the year 2010.
  28.  Russell was sent to the Golden State Warriors as part of a sign-and-trade package for Kevin Durant, on July 7, 2019.
  29.  With the Warriors, he scored a career-high 52 points on 37 shots in a 125–119 overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on November 8, 2019.
  30.  He was once again traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves on February 6, 2020, and debuted for Timberwolves on the February 10 game against Toronto Raptors, registering 22 points and five assists.
  31.  Having suffered a knee injury, Russell sat out the first game of a back-to-back against the Denver Nuggets to rest his sore knee, on February 23, 2020.
  32.  Russell recorded his highest scoring total with the Nets, scoring 38 points, 8 assists, and 8 rebounds in the November 25, 2018 loss of 127-125 against the Philadelphia 76ers.
  33.  D’Angelo Russell Net Worth: $25 Million

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