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D'Angelo Russell
D'Angelo Russell

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Louisville, Ky.

High School:
Montverde Academy

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 180

Position:
Guard

03/04/2015

Matta Ties Ohio State Career Wins Record as No. 23 Ohio State Tops Penn State, 77-67

D'Angelo Russell scored 28 points to lead the Buckeyes

02/26/2015

Ohio State Dominates Nebraska, 81-57

Tate, Thompson, Scott combine for 50 points in blowout.

01/29/2015

Loving Leads Ohio State Past No. 16 Maryland, 80-56

Marc Loving scored 19 points and D'Angelo Russell added 18 points and 14 rebounds.

12/13/2014

Balanced Offense Leads No. 12 Ohio State Over Morehead State, 87-71

D'Angelo Russell and Sam Thompson each scored 15 points to lead the Buckeyes

12/10/2014

Williams Scores 23 to Lead No. 12 Ohio State Over High Point, 97-43

Kam Williams scored a career-high 23 points to lead the Buckeyes

03/21/2015

Men's Basketball vs. Arizona

NCAA Tournament on March 21, 2015

03/19/2015

Ohio State vs. VCU (USATSI)

Ohio State Rallies Past VCU 75-72 in OT

03/12/2015

Men's Basketball vs. Minnesota

Big Ten Tournament on March 12, 2015

03/04/2015

No. 23 Ohio State at Penn State

No. 23 Ohio State takes down Penn State, 77-67

03/01/2015

Men's Basketball vs. Purdue

March 1, 2015

CAREER HONORS

  • 2015 First Team All-America by Associated Press, NABC, USA Today, USBWA, ESPN.com, Sporting News and NBCSports.com
  • 2015 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and first team All-Big Ten (coaches and media)
  • Member of 2015 Big Ten All-Freshman team
  • 2015 Oscar Robertson Trophy, Wayman Tisdale Award, Jerry West Award and Wooden Award finalist
  • 2015 USBWA All-District V
  • Named one of 50 players selected to Naismith Trophy watch list and Naismith Midseason Top 30 list (2015)
  • Named to Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list, Late Season Top 20 list and USBWA Wayman Tisdale Award Midseason Watch List (2015)
  • NCAA.com, CBSSports.com, Naismith and USBWA National Player of the Week (1/26/15)
  • USBWA Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week (1/26/15, 2/10/15)
  • Big Ten Player of the Week (1/26/15, 2/9/15)
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Week (12/8/14, 12/29/14, 1/19/15, 1/26/15, 2/2/15, 2/9/15, 3/2/15)

AS A FRESHMAN (2014-15)

  • Started all 35 games, averaging a team-best
  • Leading freshman scorer in the country with a team-high 19.3 points per contest (second-best by a freshman in program history)
  • Scored in double figures in 33 of 35 contests
  • The 32-consecutive double figure scoring games marked the most by an Ohio State freshman since Jared Sullinger had a streak of 17 games in 2010-11
  • Averaged 5.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game while tallying 95 steals
  • Earned the fourth-highest points+assists+rebounds (PAR) of any Big Ten player in the last 10 years at 30.0

Notable Games in 2014-15

  • Scored a team-high 16 points while handing out six assists and tallying four rebounds and three steals against UMass-Lowell (11/14)
  • Scored six points and added four assists against Marquette (11/18)
  • Tied the second-best scoring output by a Buckeye freshman, talllying 32 points to go along with nine boards and five assists vs. Sacred Heart (11/23)
  • Scored 22 points on 9 of 13 shooting and added seven assists against Campbell (11/26)
  • Totaled 14 points, five assists, three rebounds and three steals vs. James Madison (11/28)
  • Scored 17 points and added six boards and six assists at Louisville (12/2)
  • Recorded 19 points, four rebounds and four assists against Colgate (12/6)
  • Tallied 18 points, five assists and tied season-high nine rebounds against High Point (12/10)
  • Totaled 15 points, seven assists and three boards against Morehead State (12/13)
  • Scored 21 points and handed out three assists vs. North Carolina A&T (12/17)
  • Tallied 11 points, eight boards, five assists and three steals against North Carolina (12/20)
  • Scored 15 points and handed out a career-high nine assists against Miami (12/22)
  • Tallied 24 points, six boards and three assists against Wright State (12/27)
  • Recorded 13 points, four boards and four assists against Iowa (12/30)
  • Scored 22 points and dished out four assists against Illinois (1/3)
  • Totaled 27 points, five assists and three boards at Minnesota (1/6)
  • Tallied 13 points and eight rebounds at Indiana (1/10)
  • Recorded 21 points, six assists, four rebounds and a career-best four steals against Michigan (1/13)
  • Picked up first-career double-double with 27 points and 14
  • rebounds at Iowa (1/17)
  • Scored a career-high 33 points, marking the second-best scoring output by an Ohio State freshman, to go along with seven boards and six assists at Northwestern (1/22)
  • Scored 22 points, grabbed six boards and handed out a career-high 10 assists vs. Indiana (1/25)
  • Tallied 18 points, six assists and tied a career-high 14 rebounds against Maryland (1/29)
  • Recorded 20 points, seven boards and five assists at Purdue (2/4)
  • Posted the fourth triple-double in program history, first by a freshman and first against a Big Ten opponent with 23 points, 11 boards and a career-high 11 assists at Rutgers (2/8)
  • Tallied 17 points, seven assists and six rebounds against Penn State (2/11)
  • Recorded 10 points, six assists and five rebounds at Michigan State (2/14)
  • Scored 16 points and grabbed five boards at Michigan (2/22)
  • Tallied 11 points, six assists and three rebounds against Nebraska (2/26)
  • Scored 28 points and grabbed seven boards vs. Purdue (3/1)
  • Tallied 28 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals at Penn State (3/4)
  • Scored 17 points and handed out six assists against Wisconsin (3/8)
  • Tallied 23 points, five boards, four assists and three blocks against Minnesota (3/12)
  • Totaled 19 points, six rebounds and three assists against Michigan State (3/13)
  • Tallied 28 points, six assists, two blocks and two steals in career-high 44 minutes vs. VCU (3/19)
  • Recorded nine points, seven rebounds and six assists against Arizona (3/21)

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE

  • McDonald's All-American
  • Helped Montverde Academy win Dick's Sporting Goods High School National Tournament with 16 points and 11 rebounds
  • Averaged 12.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists as a junior before posting averages of 19.3 points, 4.7 assists and 3.6 rebounds as a senior
  • Helped Montverde to a 27-2 record as a junior before going 28-0 as a senior while winning the National High School Invitational championship both years
  • In his first season at Montverde as a sophomore in 2011-12, the team finished with a 22-5 record and No. 14 ranking nationally
  • Son of Antonio Russell and Keisha Rowe
  • Has four siblings, Antonio Russell, Lashaun Gilliam, Tayshaun Brown and Cloee Russell
  • Enjoys watching movies and listening to music