D'Angelo Russell was born
in Louisville, Kentucky. He transferred to Montverde Academy in Florida before his sophomore season. D'Angelo won back-to-back high school championships in Florida. He later played in the McDonald's All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic. He committed to Ohio State University to play his college ball. He was the first Buckeye freshman to ever record a triple-double. D'Angelo claimed several awards at year's end including Big 10 Freshman of the Year honors. Riding his wave, he declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.
The Los Angeles Lakers claimed him with the second pick of the draft. He made the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in his first year with the Lakers. In his second year he notched his first 40-point game. The Lakers traded D'Angelo to the Brooklyn Nets in 2017. In Brooklyn, D'Angelo has found his stride, earning a spot in the starting line-up and earning the Nets a vicious reputation as competitors.
- D’Angelo played at Montverde Academy with future first-round pick Ben Simmons
- Considers his time playing with Kobe Bryant in LA precious
- With the Nets surging into 2019, D’Angelo spoke on success: “I’ve never really won in this league…(with team & personal success) smiles on my face every day with that. It’s a good feeling.”
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