Played in 75 games (35 starts) in two seasons … averaged 8.3 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 steals per game … helped UCLA advance to the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four in 2006-07 and 2007-08 … guided the Bruins to the 2008 Pac-10 Conference regular-season and tournament titles … during his two seasons at UCLA, the Bruins went 65-10, including a 31-5 record in league games … while at UCLA, he played alongside future NBA players Arron Afflalo, Darren Collison, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and Kevin Love.
Played in all 39 games, making 34 starts … averaged 12.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and a team-leading 4.3 assists per game … earned Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year honors and was named a third-team All-Pac-10 Conference selection … was selected fourth overall in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics, who relocated to Oklahoma City six days later … helped UCLA advance to the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament (lost to Memphis, 78-63, in the national semifinal) after the Bruins won the Pac-10 Conference regular-season and tournament titles … scored in double figures in 28 of 39 games … recorded a career-high 22 points against Memphis (April 5) in the Final Four, making 10 of 19 shots, including 2 of 3 attempts from 3-point range … scored at least 20 points in two games during his sophomore season … ranked fifth in the Pac-10 in assists per game (4.28) and assist-turnover ratio (1.68) and was 17th in scoring (12.7 ppg) … also ranked 10th in the Pac-10 in minutes per game (33.8) … registered a career-high nine assists in a non-conference win over Youngstown State (Nov. 12) … grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds in two games – versus Stanford (March 15) in the Pac-10 Tournament title game and versus Western Kentucky (March 27) in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 … led the Bruins with 63 steals (1.6 spg), logging the fifth highest steals per game average in the Pac-10.
Played in all 36 games as a freshman, making one start at West Virginia (Feb. 10) … averaged 3.4 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game … twice scored a season-high 11 points – versus Long Beach State (Nov. 28) and Oregon State (Feb. 3) … recorded season highs in rebounds (5) and assists (4) in a loss at West Virginia (Feb. 10) … started at point guard in the game at West Virginia in place of the injured Darren Collison … had 10 points in 13 minutes off the bench at No. 16 Oregon (Jan. 6) … scored in each of UCLA’s five NCAA Tournament contests but never played more than eight minutes … finished his freshman season having scored in double figures three times.
Played varsity basketball at Leuzinger High School (in the South Bay city of Lawndale) … was a third-team Long Beach Press-Telegram “Best in the West” selection … earned third-team all-state and first-team All-CIF Division I honors … was a two-time MVP of the Bay League … was ranked by Scout.com as the No. 2 shooting guard in the West and as one of the top 25 shooting guards in the country … as a senior at Leuzinger, led his team to a 25-4 overall record and a CIF Southern Section Division I-AA quarterfinal playoff appearance … as a senior, averaged 25.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.1 steals and 2.3 assists per game … made 57 three-point shots and 76.0 percent of his free throw attempts … totaled 14 double-doubles … scored 30 or more points eight times … registered a career-high 51 points at Carson (Jan. 6, 2006).
Has twice represented the United States national team, winning gold medals at the 2012 Olympics (London) and the 2010 FIBA World Championship (hosted in Turkey) … played alongside former UCLA teammate Kevin Love on both of those U.S. basketball teams.
Full name: Russell Westbrook … born in Long Beach, Calif. … parents are Russell Westbrook and Shannon Horton … has one younger brother (Raynard).