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Russell Nick

Player Profile

BirthDate 1991/03/08
Height 6.4''
Country USA
Available YES
College SMU
Passport Import Players
Role Guard
Role Point Guard

Russell Nick

Profile

Russell is the type of guard coaches and teammates absolutely love…Very smooth and strong guard with great body control…Can comfortably play both guard positions and provides big advantages at both spots…Uses his size, tight handle, and high basketball IQ as a PG…Gets defenders on his hip and sees the floor really well…Does a great job driving with either hand and kicking out…Always knows to make the extra pass…Has a full arsenal of finishes…Utilizes an effective floater…Has acrobatic finishes with either hands…Finger rolls, scoop layups, reverses…And always fights through contact…Excellent at creating his own shot…Uses a head fake and shot fake to get defenders to leave their feet or be off balance…Very confident and comfortable shooter with deep range…Can knock down shots all over the floor…Has a very useful dribble pull-up game…Works masterfully in the PnR as he can pull up at any time when defender goes under and can attack a big who hedges too hard…Threads the needle to the rolling big man…Really moves well off the ball…Has a fine understanding of how to free himself up from his defender…The game just comes natural to him…He's always in attack mode and has a wide array of dribble moves, passes, and finishes, along with his great shooting ability, to be a huge weapon offensively…Defensively, he's very sturdy and sound…Has very quick hands and knows how to hound his man…Makes things very difficult for opponents…Uses his instincts, toughness, and strength to lock up…Overall, very tough-minded and professional in his approach…Constantly working and fighting his way throughout the game and never letting his opponent relax on either end…At SMU, he learned from a Hall of Fame coach and one of the best of all-time in Larry Brown…Russell is a true professional with impressive international experience…He plays the game the right way with a super effective, efficient, and calculated approach…His size, toughness, skill, and basketball IQ really allow him to be the total package guard as he looks to dominate and win at all costs.


2008-2009: Arlington, TX / Grace Preparatory Academy
2009-2010: University of Kansas State (NCAA): 21 games: 1.5ppg1.0rpg
2010-2011: University of Kansas State (NCAA): 25 games: 4.2ppg1.9rpg1.2apg
2011-2012: Southern Methodist University (NCAA): sat out due to NCAA transfer rules
2012-2013: Southern Methodist University (NCAA, starting five): 30 games: 13.6ppg3.7rpg4.4apg1.5spg, FGP: 41.5%, 3PT: 31.2%, FT: 74.4%
2013-2014: Southern Methodist University (NCAA, starting five): 37 games: 9.9ppg3.4rpg3.2apg1.0spg, FGP: 40.4%, 3PT: 35.8%, FT: 80.2%
2014-2015: Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia (Cyprus-Division A, starting five): 23 games: 12.3ppg4.4rpg2.5apg, Steals-4(1.7spg), FGP: 48.7%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 76.9%
2015-2016: Walter Tigers Tuebingen (Germany-BBL): 26 games: 6.7ppg1.7rpg2.2apg, FGP: 51.1%, 3PT: 37.0%, FT: 67.9%
2016-2017: AS Apollon Patras (Greece-A1): 15 games: 7.7ppg3.1rpg1.8apg, FGP: 42.0%, 3PT: 31.8%, FT: 84.0%, left in Feb.'17
2017-2018: BCM U Pitesti (Romania-Liga Nationala, starting five): 34 games: 10.9ppg3.7rpg2.8apg1.1spg, FGP: 46.3%, 3PT: 33.0%, FT: 76.3%
2019-2020: KFUM Nassjo Basket (Sweden-Basketligan, starting five): 32 games: Score-5(18.6ppg), 3.8rpg3.3apg, FGP: 50.9%, 3PT: 39.6%, FT: 87.2%

Awards/Achievements

Big 12 Regular Season Co-Runner-Up -10
Big 12 Tournament Finalist -10
NCAA Elite Eight -10
NIT Finalist -14
Cyprus League All-Star Game -15
Cyprus Cup Winner -15
Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Small Forward of the Year -15
Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League 1st Team -15
Eurobasket.com Cyprus League All-Imports Team -15
Cyprus League Semifinals -15
Romanian Liga Nationala -18 (Player of the Week Rd.6)
Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan 2nd Team -20

Highlights


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh11SMokEN8&t=646s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlX5qnEnhHA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH2VwmW7u5E


Games


Jà¤mtland vs. Nà¤ssjච(Sweden – SBL) – Nick Russell #1 white



Nassjo vs. Boras (Sweden – SBL) – Nick Russell #1 Green




Norrkoping vs. Nassjo (Sweden – SBL) – Nick Russell #1 white