With all his hard work and immense love towards the basketball, D’Angelo Russell has become one of the young American sport personalities. He is a well-known basketball player of America. He currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers Team, an American professional basketball team in Los Angeles, of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played at Ohio State University before being selected for the Los Angeles Lakers. Russell has won many awards and honors during his basketball career such as Oscar Robertson Trophy 2015, Wayman Tisdale Award, Jerry West Award and many more. Thad Matta has been his coach while he was playing for Ohio State Buckeyes.
Originally named as D’Angelo Dante Russell, he was born on February 23, 1996 at Louisville, Kentucky in United States. His mother’s name is Keisha Rowe and Father’s name is Antonio Russell. He has four siblings named Antonio, Lashaun, Cloee and Tayshaun. Russell likes watching movies and listening music.
Some rumors reveal about the relationship of D’Angelo Russell with Kendall Jenner, when they both were spotted together in a photograph in Oct, 2015. Although, they have not confirmed their relationship yet.
Education: Russell started feeling his love towards the basketball, when he was in the high school. He took admission in a school of his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky named Central High School for his first year. There he used to spend his most of the time playing basketball. He was 10 years old, when his parents decided to move him out of the town. Then he was transferred to Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida which was known for its great basketball team, for the completion of his 2nd year. There he gained the momentum in his basketball career and set his career highs.
After entering Montverde Academy, Russell won many championships leading his team. He won the title of McDonald’s All-American in 2015 with the score of 11 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists and won the Dick’s Sporting Goods High School National Tournament as well. After an amazing start of his basketball career in the high school, D’Angelo joined the Ohio State University and played college basketball for one year at Ohio State. He was the first player at Ohio State who recorded triple-double.
He was chosen as the fifth finalist for the John R. Wooden Award in 2015 and won 2015 Oscar Robertson Trophy, Wayman Tisdale Award and Jerry West Award. He was named as the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and acquired the 4th highest scores of any Big Ten player in the last decade. He was listed among the 50 players selected for the Naismith Trophy watch list in 2015.
On April 22, 2015, Russell was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers team in the 2015 NBA Draft with the second overall pick. He started his journey on October 28 with the Lakers playing against the Minnesota Timberwolves where he scored 4 points and 3 rebounds in a 112–111 loss.
Since then, he has been participating in several matches and tournaments earning the honors like NBA All-Rookie Second Team. Russell’s name was suggested in the US Select Team practicing against the national team of the United States men in 2016.
D’Angelo Russell Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $2.5 Million US Dollars
The total net worth of D’Angelo Russell is approximately $2.5 million US dollars as of 2017. Russell net worth used to come from his annual salary as a professional basketball player in early 2015. But actually, he started earning his net worth, when he got selected for the Los Angeles Lakers team. Recently, He has signed a two year contract with the Lakers that was priced at 10.4 million dollars.
In Jan, 2017, he was ruled out for 1-2 weeks after an MRI showed a mild MCL sprain in his right knee, a right calf strain and a bone bruise. After few days, he returned with a bang recording the second double-double of his career with the score of 22 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds. And he helped his team in defeating the Denver Nuggets by a score of 120–116. In Feb, 2017, he set a record by scoring 11 assists while playing against the Washington Wizards.