D’Angelo Russell, born on February 23, 1996) in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky (Louisville, Kentucky), plays point guard or shooting guard.
Height: 1.93 meters / 6 feet 4
Weight: 88 kg/193 lbs
Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
School: Ohio State University
Draft: 2nd pick in the first round of 2015
In college, he studied at Ohio State University (2014-15 season) and played 35 games, averaging 19.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5 assists per game, shooting 44.9% from the field and 41.1% from the three-point range.
In 2015, Russell was selected by the Lakers with the second pick in the first round of the NBA Draft. In July of the same year, he signed a rookie contract with the Lakers. In his rookie season, Russell became the youngest player in NBA history to hit 130 three-pointers in a single season.
Russell is not a type with amazing athletic talent. He relies more on his excellent skills and feel for the game. He has the standard size of a shooting guard. His shooting ability and basketball IQ are his advantages. He can partner with any type of guard or wing. . Good at using pick-and-rolls, excellent ability to change speeds and directions, and the ability to read defenses is outstanding among his peers. The downside is the lack of absolute explosive power, the starting speed of the first step is average, the performance on the defensive end is a bit lazy, and the lateral movement speed is not fast.