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Rajon Rondo biography

Date of birth : 1986-02-22
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Louisville, Kentucky
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-15
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, point guard for the Boston Celtics, NBA Draft

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Rajon Rondo is an American professional basketball player who plays point guard for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Rondo attended Eastern High School and Oak Hill Academy for his high-school basketball career, before receiving a scholarship from the University of Kentucky. He played for two years at Kentucky before declaring for the 2006 NBA Draft, represented by agent Bill Duffy.

Career history:
2006–present Boston Celtics

2009-10:
Averaged 13.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 9.8 assists and 2.28 steals in 36.6 minutes per game…became just the third Celtic to post 30 points and 15 assists in the same game joining Larry Bird and Bob Cousy when he recorded those numbers against Golden State (12/28)…Led the NBA in total steals (189) and steals per game (2.28)…Became the first Celtic since Sherman Douglas to record five 15-plus assist games in one calendar year since Douglas had five in 1993…Became the first Celtic to post 11 points, nine rebounds, 13 assists and five steals since the Elias Sports Bureau began tracking steals during the 1973-74 season (posted stats against Milwaukee (12/8))…Had 45 games in which he recorded 10+ assists…Led the C’s in assists in 80 games, in points 14 times, in rebounds 13 times and in steals in 56 games…Recorded a career-high 40 double-doubles…Missed game against Toronto (1/2) due to a strained left hamstring…Recorded a season-high 30 points against Golden State (12/28)…Pulled down a season-high 13 boards against Orlando (12/25)…Handed out a career-high 18 assists against Sacramento (3/26)…Played his 300th career game against Detroit (3/15)…Notched two triple doubles on the season (22 pts, 10 rebs, 13 asts at Toronto and 11 pts, 11 rebs, 15 asts against Denver)…Earned his first All-Star Game appearance when he was named as a reserve to the 2010 Eastern Conference All-Star Team…PLAYOFFS: Averaged 15.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 9.3 assists and 1.92 steals in 40.6 minutes per game…Handed out 12 assists in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final against Orlando marking the 14th time in his postseason career to reach 12 or more assists in a game thus passing Larry Bird for second most games with that many assists…Recorded 21 points, 12 assists and five steals in the deciding Game 6 against Cleveland marking it the fifth time a player has recorded those numbers in a deciding game in which his team was the winner (Johnny Moore, Clyde Drexler, Michael Jordan, Jason Kidd)…Posted two triple doubles (Game 2 vs. LA: 19 pts, 12 rebs, 10 asts; Game 4 against Cleveland: 29 pts, 18 rebs, 13 asts)…Became just the third player in NBA postseason history to record a triple-double of 29 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists against Cleveland in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals (Oscar Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain were previous two)…Moved to sixth all-time in Celtics postseason history for assists.

2008-09:
Averaged 11.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, 8.2 assists and 1.85 steals in 33.0 minutes per game…Finished ranked sixth in the NBA in assists per game and fifth in steals per game…Finished fifth in the NBA in total assists (659)…Scored in double figures in 43 games including 13 games with 20 or more points and two games with 30 or more points…Netted a career-high 32 points on his 23rd birthday at Phoenix (2/22)…Posted two triple-doubles (12/3 vs. Indiana, 2/12 at Dallas)…Posted 13 double-doubles…Dished out a career-high 17 assists twice (2/27 vs. Indiana, 12/3 vs. Indiana)…Tied a season-high with seven steals vs. Denver (11/14)…Finished with the fourth highest assist total in a single season in franchise history (659)

COLLEGE:

2005- 06: Led the SEC in assists (4.9 APG) and ranked second in steals (2.0 spg), while averaging 11.2 points and a team-high 6.1 rebounds…Scored in double figures 17 times and had five games of 10 or more rebounds… Recorded career-high 25 points on 7-for-12 shooting and dished out seven assists vs. Louisville… Tallied 21 points and nine rebounds vs. Indiana…Posted a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds vs. West Virginia…Pulled down a career-high 19 rebounds vs. Iowa, the highest total ever by a Kentucky guard…Dished out a career-high 12 assists with zero turnovers vs. Ole Miss…Notched 11 points, eight rebounds and six assists vs. Connecticut in the second round of the NCAA Tournament… 2004-05: Named to the SEC All-Freshmen Team…Set Kentucky single-season record for steals with 87 swipes…Had at least one steal in each game…Tied Kentucky’s single-game record with eight steals, in just 20 minutes, vs. Mississippi State…Scored double figures in his first three NCAA Tourney games…Handed out a season-high eight assists with no turnovers at Vanderbilt.

Career highlights and awards

NBA Champion (2008)
2× NBA All-Star (2010–2011)
All-Defensive First Team (2010)
All-Defensive Second Team (2009)
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2007)

PERSONAL:

Full name is Rajon Pierre Rondo
Son of Amber Rondo
Majored in Communications
Favorite pregame meal is grilled chicken
Favorite car is a Lamborghini
Favorite movie is Cinderella Man
Favorite NBA player growing up was Isiah Thomas
Enjoys shopping in his spare time
Favorite actor is Will Smith



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