Professional Male

Rudy Gobert

Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz’ 7-1, 245-pound center Rudy Gobert has become a real backbone of the Jazz’ success, a fan favorite, and deeply integrated with the community through his personal cause-related outreach.

  • NBA Defensive Player of the Year (second time in career)
  • All-NBA Defensive First Team
  • All-NBA Third Team
  • Averaged career-highs in points per game (15.9), rebounds (12.9) and assists per contest (2.0)
  • Anchor of top-three NBA defense helping Jazz to defensive rating of 105.2
  • Blocked 187 shots, second highest in the NBA
  • Set franchise record for most point-rebound double-double in a season with 66, breaking record of Karl Malone
  • Led NBA in field goal percentage (.669), dunks (306) and screen assists (5.9)
  • Strong impact on youth in community through his holiday parties and Rudy’s Kids Foundation
  • Created blocked shot donation program that has benefited ShelterKids and Salt Lake County Youth Services, Utah Refugee Connection and others