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Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo
Rondo with the Celtics in Game 3 of the 2008 NBA Playoffs against the Hawks
CaptionRondo with the Celtics in Game 3 of the 2008 NBA Playoffs against the Hawks
NameRajon Rondo
PositionPoint guard
Height Ft6
Height In1
Weight Lb171
TeamBoston Celtics
Number9
NationalityAmerican
Birth DateFebruary 22, 1986(age 30)
Birth PlaceLouisville, Kentucky
CollegeKentucky
High SchoolEastern HS (Middletown, Kentucky),
Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
Draft Round1
Draft Pick21
Draft Year2006
Draft TeamPhoenix Suns
Career Start2006
Years1  present|team1=Boston Celtics
Highlights * NBA Champion ( ) * 2× NBA All-Star (   ) * 2× All-Defensive First Team (   ) * All-Defensive Second Team ( ) * NBA All-Rookie Second Team ( )

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Rajon Pierre Rondo (born February 22, 1986) 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.

During the draft, Rondo was selected 21st overall by the Phoenix Suns, and was subsequently traded to the Boston Celtics, where he made his NBA debut as a rookie during the 2006 07 season. He played a supporting role before he established himself as the starting point guard for the Celtics during the 2007 08 season. That season, Rondo earned his first NBA Championship, playing alongside All-Stars Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce. His breakout performance came during the 2009 NBA Playoffs, where he nearly averaged a triple-double, and helped his team take the eventual Eastern-conference champion Orlando Magic a full seven games in the East semi-finals.


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