Former UCLA guard named second-team All-NBA for third straight year
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Tied his career high of 11 points in a win over Oregon State (Feb. 3) ... also scored 11 points in just 11 minutes in a win over Long Beach State (Nov. 28) ... made all three of his three-pointers he attempted against the 49ers ... appeared in all 36 games for a total of 325 minutes (9.0 mpg) ... made the first start of his career in place of the injured Darren Collison in a loss at West Virginia (Feb. 10) ... had season-highs of five rebounds, four assists and two steals against the Mountaineers, but was 1-for-11 from the field in a season-high 32 minutes ... played in 15 minutes in the win over Chaminade (Nov. 20), recording three points, two rebounds, one steal and two of his three assists on the year ... went seven straight games (59 minutes) without an assist but snapped that streak against Sam Houston State (Dec. 19) ... tallied seven points, two rebounds and an assist in 11 minutes vs. SHSU ... had three points and three rebounds in nine minutes in a win over Washington State (Dec. 28) ... scored 10 points in 13 minutes (3-for-5 from the field) in a loss at Oregon (Jan. 6) ... played 16 minutes in a win at USC, registering six points, one rebound and one assist against the Trojans (Jan. 13) ... scored in all five NCAA Tournament games but never played more than eight minutes ... scored four points in four minutes against Indiana (Mar. 17) ... had four points, one rebound, one assist and one steal in five minutes against Kansas (Mar. 24) ... had at least one assist in nine of the last 16 games ... only registered two turnovers in the last 12 games (71 minutes) ... scored in 30-of-36 games on the year (didn't score in the season-opening win over BYU, Nov. 15; in the a over 6th-ranked Texas A&M, Dec. 9; in a win at Arizona State, Feb. 15; in a win at Arizona, Feb. 17; in a win at No. 13 Washington State, Mar. 1 and in a loss to California, Mar. 8) ... scored in double figures three times during his first collegiate season.
Played varsity basketball at Leuzinger High school for head coach Reggie Morris ... was a third-team Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West selection ... earned third-team All-State, first-team All-CIF Division I and two-time Most Valuable Player of the Bay League honors ... Scout.com rated Westbrook as the No. 2 shooting guard in the West and one of the top 25 shooting guards in the nation ... as a senior, led Leuzinger to a 25-4 overall record and to a CIF-SS Div. I-AA quarterfinal playoff appearance ... as a senior, averaged 25.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.1 steals and 2.3 assists ... connected on 57 three-pointers and made 76.0 percent of his free throws ... collected 14 double-doubles, scored 30 or more points on eight occasions and registered a career-best 51 points at Carson on Jan. 6, 2006.
Full name: Russell Westbrook ... he is left-handed ... born in Long Beach, Calif., on Nov. 12, 1988 ... parents are Russell Westbrook and Shannon Horton ... has one younger brother, Raynard (15) ... says he most admires former Los Angeles Laker Earvin "Magic" Johnson ... has yet to declare a major.