Basketball fans must have heard the name D'Angelo Russel, a young man from Kentucky who, at a young age, has proved himself inside the court. Apart from his triple-double, rebounds, and assists, the young man's great body physique also caught the attention of fans and even non-fans.
The American professional basketball player is currently signed to Minnesota Timberwolves. But before he reached the position where he is now they is a lot of hard work, blood, and sweat.
D'Angelo Russell profile summary
- Name: D'Angelo Danté Russell
- Nickname: D-Loading, D-Lo
- 'Angelo Russell age: 24 years old
- Birthday: February 23, 1996
- Place of birth: Louisville, Kentucky
- Nationality: American
- Profession: Basketball player
D-Loading is the son of Keisha Rowe and Antonio Russell. D'Angelo Russel brothers are Antonio, Lashaun, and Tayshaun. He has one sister named Cloee Russell. Although he was born in Kentucky, D'Angelo Russell ethnicity is Afro-Americans.
He attended Central High School in his hometown and later on transferred to Monteverde Academy in Florida for his sophomore year. He helped the school to win a back-to-back High School National Tournament championship.
He then enrolled at Ohio State University for college and played for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Russell became the recipient of the Oscar Robertson Trophy, Wayman Tisdale Award, and Jerry West Award in the year 2015. He was named a consensus first-team All-American, as well as first-team All-Big Ten and Big Ten Freshman of the Year.
D’Angelo Russell height is 6 feet and 5 inches. He weighs 88 kilograms and has a body stat of 43 inches (chest), 15 inches (biceps), and 33 inches (waist). The man indeed possesses the body of an athlete.
D-Loading had his big-break in 2015 when he was declared for the NBA draft and was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with their second overall pick.
He had shown an impressive steals in his first season as a player. He is also the youngest player to hit 130 three-points. Russell made a name for himself in his rookie year and was even included in the NBA All-Rookie Second Team honors.
After playing for Los Angeles Lakers, in 2017, Russell was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Brook Lopez and the rights to Kyle Kuzma. The young basketball player had proved himself in 2017 to 2018 season, until the 2018-2019 season. He contributed so much to the success and achievements of the nets in the past seasons. Last year, the team even extended a qualifying offer to the young man to make him a restricted free agent.
A month after he was given the offer, the basketball player was sent to the GSW as part of a sign-and-trade package for Kevin Durant. The D'Angelo Russell Golden State Warriors season scored him a career-high 52 points in 37 shots against their game with Minnesota Timberwolves.
Just this February 6, 2020, D'Angelo Russell Minnesota Timberwolves season started when he was traded to the team along with Jacob Evans and Omari Spellman.
D’Angelo Russell stats are pretty impressive having played for several seasons. Below are his NBA summer league stats from 2015 to 2017 under Los Angeles Lakers.
According to NBA, D’Angelo Russell contract is in the second year with five-year max, averaging 22.4 ppg, 5.2 rpg, and 3.7 apg. An All-Star last season with the Nets, Russell now joins good friend Karl-Anthony Towns on the Timberwolves, giving the franchise a young guard-center duo locked into long-term contracts.
On the other hand, Bleach Report indicate that Russell signed a $117m contract with Warriors after its sign-and-trade.
D’Angelo Russell net worth is estimated to be 15 million dollars. According to Hoops Hype, the young man is the highest-paid player of the Minnesota Timberwolves this year, and he is projected to be the 17th best-paid guard next year.
With a handsome guy like D’Angelo, many speculate that he’s been to many romantic relationships. Currently, he is rumored to be dating Gabby Engersgaard, because they have been spotted together on various events.
Before this rumored relationship, the young player also dated Janay Bankston and Nicki Withers, who is both a volleyball player.
D’Angelo Russell dating history shows what kind of woman he likes; someone who is into sports too, just like him.
The young basketball player is also known to be social media savvy. If you want to be updated about his personal and career life, you can follow D’Angelo Russell Twitter and Instagram account listed below.
- Instagram: @dloading
- Twitter: @Dloading
D’Angelo Russell has a long way to go in his basketball career. He will undoubtedly play and show his fans new tricks and techniques inside the court in the coming seasons. We can’t wait to watch him too.