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Meet Ricky Rubio, a guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Along with his passing and vision abilities, Ricky Rubio is well known as one of the better defending point guards in the league.
Ricky Rubio was born October 21, 1990 in Barcelona, Spain. From an early age, Ricky Rubio was a basketball star and at the age of 15 he became the youngest player to play in the Spanish ACB League. Ricky Rubio despite being so young has played for several Spanish Professional Teams. Ricky Rubio started playing Spanish professional basketball for DKV Joventut. While playing with Joventut, Ricky Rubio received several awards including the 2008 Mr. Europa Award.
Ricky Rubio entered the 2009 NBA Draft and was drafted as the 5th overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Ricky Rubio was the first player who was born in the 1990s to be drafted into the NBA. The day after the draft, Ricky Rubio’s father announced that he would likely stay in Spain for one more season to avoid they buy-out with his DKV Joventut contract. The rest of the summer was marked with debates of would he or would he not be coming to Minnesota.
At the end of the summer of 2009, Ricky Rubio announced that he was not going to be coming to play on the Minnesota Timberwolves roster. Rubio came to play with the Timberwolves in the 2011-2012 season.
The Timberwolves experienced a new degree of success with Rubio on the court, making him a very valuable asset. In his first season on the Target Center court, Rubio suffered a season-ending injury toward the back-end of the season. However, the Timberwolves are confident Rubio will be a huge future contributor.
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