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Our Case For Ricky Rubio In Basketball Hall Of Fame
As an NBA player despite his high draft status you would never argue for Ricky Rubio as a hall of fame player. However the thing many forget is Rubio is a very accomplished European pro and the basketball hall of fame is not NBA specific. Some of Rubio’s professional basketball accomplishments are as follows:
Awards and accomplishments
Spanish junior national team
2005 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship: Bronze
2006 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship: Gold
Spanish senior national team
2008 Summer Olympics: Silver
EuroBasket 2009: Gold
EuroBasket 2011: Gold
EuroBasket 2013: Bronze
2016 Summer Olympics: Bronze
EuroBasket 2017: Bronze
World Cup 2019 Gold
MVP of the 2006 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship: he averaged 22.3 points, 12.8 rebounds, 7.1 assists, 6.5 steals. In the final, accumulated 51 points, 24 rebounds, 12 assists and 7 steals.
2× led the Spanish ACB League in steals: (2007, 2009)
Won the Spanish ACB League Rising Star Award: (2007)
3× FIBA European Young Player of the Year: (2007, 2008, 2009)
2× All-Spanish ACB League Team: (2008, 2010)
Mister Europa Player of the Year: (2008)
Spanish ACB League Defensive Player of the Year: (2009)
EuroLeague Rising Star: (2010)
Spanish League Most Spectacular Player: (2010)
2011–12 NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month: December, January
2019 FIBA World Cup MVP
This doesn’t include any smaller European leagues or anything before age 16. Looks pretty Basketball Hall Of Fame worthy to me. Do you think Ricky Rubio is a Basketball Hall of Fame lock? Let us know yes or no in the comments.
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