Who is Rudy Gobert?

Rudy Gobert is a French competitive basketball player. He represents the Utah Jazz of the NBA (National Basketball Association). Also, he presents for the French national basketball team. In the field, he plays from the middle position.

Quick Info
Full NameRudy Gobert
Birth NameRudy Gobert-Bourgarel
Birth DateJune 26, 1992
Birth PlaceSaint-Quentin, France
FatherCorrine Gobert
MotherRudy Bourgarel
Height7 feet 1 inch
Weight258 lb
Net Worth$30 million

Furthermore, Rudy became the NBA Blocks leader in the year 2017. Moreover, he is an awesome paid French athlete ever. Also, in 2018, he became the NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Besides, in 2017 and 2018, his name included in the NBA All-Defensive First Team.

Rudy Gobert


Rudy was born on June 26, 1992, in Saint-Quentin, France. He was born with the birth name Rudy Gobert-Bourgarel, as the son of Corrine Gobert and Rudy Bourgarel.  His father, Robert Bourgarel was also an experienced and professional basketball player who played for the national team of France. Rudy has the birth sign of Cancer.

Furthermore, Rudy belongs to French nationality. He stands the height of 7 feet 1 inch and weighs about 258 lb (117 kg).

Early Life

Rudy Gobert from an early age showed an interest in basketball. Just at the age of eleven, he began playing basketball. Also, he attended basketball training in 2007. Furthermore, in 2010, he participated in the FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship. Also, he performed for the French Junio National Team.

Moreover, Rudy from an early age became able to be the great and outstanding player in the basketball court. He showed his determination and his amazing ball-handling skills and amazing passing ability from his early life.

Professional Career of Rudy Gobert

Cholet Basket (2010-2013)

Firstly, while in Cholet, he primarily played for the junior team from 2009 to 2011. However, he played one game from the senior side during 2010-2011. Then, in the next season 2011-12, he made 4.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in each game in 29 games. Likewise, in 2012-13, he registered 8.4 points and 5.4 rebounds in each game in 27 games.

Utah Jazz (2013-present)

Rudy posted in the 2013-14 season at the 2013 NBA Draft Combine. Moreover, he recorded for wingspan and standing reach of 9 feet 7 inches in the combine of 2013, which made him be nicknamed “The Stifle Tower”.

On June 27, 2013, Denver Nuggets choose him and he alternated to the Utah Jazz. Gobert dealt with Utah in the 2013 NBA summer league. In total, he played in 42 games in the 2013 NBA season.

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Rudy played in the 2014 NBA summer basketball league. Then, Utah Jazz offered him the contract for the 2015-16 season. In opposite to the game with the Memphis Grizzlies, Rudy made his career-high of 24 rebounds. Moreover, he became the Most Improved Player of the Year nominee by the end of the 2015-16 season, and also got the position of third.

Furthermore, Utah Jazz again extended the contract until the 2016-17 season. Then, in the 2016-17 season, he signed a four-year contract worth $104 million. Also, due to this, he became the most paid player of the time. In the game opposite to Indiana Pacers, Rudy made the record of 31st double-doubles with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Also, he led the team to the playoffs in opposite to Los Angeles Clippers. Rudy Gobert then became the All-NBA Second-Team honors and NBA All-Defensive first team.

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Likewise, he started the 2017-18 season, with 8 double-doubles. He got an injury in the game and remained four weeks out of the play, due to which he missed 11 games. Though he played back on, in a short time only, he suffered from a bone bruise and strained ligament. This made him out of the game for two more weeks. However, after returning to the game, he made the season-high with 26 points and 16 rebounds.

Rudy’s remarkable performance made him earn the 2018 NBA All-Defensive First Team, and also the Utah Jazz player in the third position. Likewise, he received the NBA-All Defensive Player First Team honors. Besides, he gained the award of the NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Furthermore,  he became the first player of the Utah Jazz to gain the feat after Mark Eaton in 1989.

In the 2018-19 season, Rudy proceeded to achieve an honor of the Western Conference Player of the Week. Also, at the end of the season, he became the 2018-19 NBA All-Defensive FIrst team.

International Career

Since 2011, Rudy has appeared in the French National team. Firstly, he presented the French junior national team in the FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and completed being the best scorer and rebounder in the team.

Likewise, at the 2011 FIBA Europa U20 Championship, he achieved a bronze medal. Similarly, he won a silver medal at the 2012 FIBA Europe U20 Championship. Also, in the All-Tournament team, his name was listed for the 2012 FIBA Europe U20 Championship.

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Furthermore, Rudy led France to gain the gold medal at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup as well as European Championships in 2015. Rudy presented France in Rio at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Personal Life of Rudy Gobert

Talking about his personal life, Rudy has always been far from relationships. Also, he has not been involved in any rumors and controversies about his love life. It seems that the player is currently focussing on his career.

Net Worth

Rudy Gobert, along with earning fame from his professional career, also has been able to accumulate a handsome amount of money. During his NBA career, he earned a salary of $25 million per year. Likewise, his net worth is estimated to be about $30 million.

Furthermore, his four-year contract with the Utah Jazz was worth $104 million. Also, his earning comes from his endorsements. In 2017, he purchased a house in Salt Lake City, Utah, worth $3.9 million.