Ricky Rubio

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Ricky Rubio
Rubio with the Timberwolves
No. 9 – Minnesota Timberwolves
Point guard
Personal information
Born (1990-10-21) October 21, 1990 (age 27)
El Masnou, Barcelona, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
NBA Draft 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Pro career 2005–present
League NBA
Career history
2005–2009 DKV Joventut Badalona (Spain)
2009–2011 FC Barcelona Bàsquet (Spain)
2011–present Utah 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ricky Rubio establece un nuevo récord al debutar en la ACB con catorce años". Libertad Digital (in Spanish). 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.