Happy Birthday, Ricky Rubio

Oct 21st 2018

We’d like to wish Utah Jazz point guard Ricky Rubio a Happy 28th Birthday. Rubio has been with the Jazz for one season and has already stolen many fans’ hearts as well as plenty of balls on the court. He led the teams in assists (5.3 per game) and steals (1.6 per game) last season, and we’re excited to see what he does for the Jazz this season at the age of 28.

Happy Birthday, Ricky Rubio

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Here’s a look at some facts about Ricky Rubio:

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION 

  • Birthday: October 21, 1990 
  • Height: 6’ 4” 
  • Weight: 181 lbs. 
  • Wingspan: 6’ 9” 
  • Number: #3 
  • Position: Point guard 
  • College: None. Rubio made his EuroLeague debut at age 16. 
  • Nickname: Tricky Ricky, Slick Ricky, Rufio, The Thief, Spanish Samurai 
  • Favorite shoe: Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017

STATS (Career) 

Rubio has played one season with the Jazz and six seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Here’s a look at his stats: 

  • GP: 430 
  • MPG: 31.3 
  • PPG: 10.8 
  • FGM-FGA: 4.7-13.2 
  • FG%: .385 
  • 3PM-3PA: 0.8-2.4 
  • 3P%: .325 
  • FTM-FTA: 3.2-3.8 
  • FT%: .836 
  • RPG: 4.3 
  • APG: 7.9 
  • BPG: 0.1 

RECOGNITIONS 

From 2005 to 2011, Rubio played for two Spanish basketball teams, Joventut Badalona (2005-2009) and FC Barcelona (2009-2011). During his time playing professional ball in Spain, he earned many personal honors and helped his teams win a variety of championships. Here’s a look at some of the recognitions and awards Rubio has received:

  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2012) 
  • Spanish League champion (2011) 
  • EuroLeague Rising Star (2010) 
  • EuroLeague Champion (2010) 
  • Spanish League Most Spectacular Player (2010) 
  • All-Spanish League Team (2008, 2010) 
  • ACB Defensive Player of the Year (2009) 
  • ULEB Champion (2008) 
  • Mister Europa Player of the Year (2008) 
  • FIBA Young Player of the Year (2007-2009) 
  • Spanish League Rising Star (2007) 
  • FIBA EuroChallenge Champion (2006) 
  • FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship MVP (2006) 

SOCIAL MEDIA 

Want to follow Rubio online? Here are the names of his social media pages: 

  • Twitter: @rickyrubio9 
  • Instagram: @ruuufio
  • Facebook: Ricky Rubio

OTHER OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS 

Joe Ingles shares a birthday with former Purdue player Isaac Haas, who signed with the Jazz in August. They were both born on October 2. Jazz draft pick Grayson Allen has a birthday on October 8, while fellow NBA rookie Trey Lewis celebrates his birthday on October 18. Head coach Quinn Snyder turns 52 on October 30.