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Rudy Gobert

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Birthday
26, 1992
Birthplace
Saint-Quentin, France
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
26, 1992 (age 27)
Birthplace
Saint-Quentin, France

About

All-star center nicknamed "The Stifle Tower" who made his NBA debut with the Utah Jazz after being drafted in the first round of the 2013 NBA draft. In 2014, he won bronze at the FIBA World Cup as a member of the French national team. He was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2018 and 2019. 

Before Fame

He got his start playing basketball at his hometown club, JSC Saint-Quentin. He debuted with Cholet Basket in the French League in 2010.

Trivia

His 7 foot, 8 1/2 inch wingspan was the largest wingspan ever recorded at the 2013 NBA Draft Combine. He was also the NBA blocks leader in the 2016-17 season.

Family Life

He was born to Connie Gobert and Rudy Bourgarel, who played basketball for the French national team in the 80's.

Associated With

He has been teammates with Derrick Favors in Utah.