Ricky Rubio

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Ricky Rubio
Rubio with the Timberwolves
No. 9 – Minnesota Timberwolves
PositionPoint guard
Personal information
Born (1990-10-21) October 21, 1990 (age 32)
El Masnou, Barcelona, Spain
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Playing career2005–present
Career history
2005–2009DKV Joventut Badalona (Spain)
2009–2011FC Barcelona Bàsquet (Spain)
2011–presentUtah Jazz
Career highlights and awards

Ricard "Ricky" Rubio i Vives (born October 21, 1990) is a Spanish basketball player. He was born on 21 October 1990 in El Masnou, near Barcelona. He began playing in the Spanish ACB League on October 15, 2005, at age 14. He was the youngest player to ever play in the ACB.[1][2] In 2009, he was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA. He was the first person born in the 1990s to be drafted in the NBA.[3]

In 2011, after two further seasons in Spain with FC Barcelona Bàsquet, the basketball section of the famous FC Barcelona football (soccer) club, he joined the Timberwolves. But he has changed his team and now plays for the Phoenix Suns.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ricky Rubio establece un nuevo récord al debutar en la ACB con catorce años". Libertad Digital (in Spanish). 15 October 2005. Archived from the original on 2007-03-12. Retrieved 2006-08-14.
  2. Burns, Marty (2008-08-08). "NBA types will have their eyes on Spanish phenom Rubio at Olympics". Sports Illustrated.
  3. NBA.com, Wolves Select Ricky Rubio at No. 5, accessed July 20, 2009.