Sergio RODRIGUEZ

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Born in San Cristobal de la Laguna (Spain) on 12/6/1986

 

Sergio Rodriguez, a 1.91 mt point-guard, born on June 12, 1986 in San Cristobal de la Laguna, on the island of Tenerife, came to Olimpia during the summer of 2019, coming from CSKA Moscow.

2020/21 SEASON – He helped the team win the Supercup, leading it in assists per game (5.8). He was perfect from the line (15-for15) and finally made the decisive three-pointer in the championship game over Virtus Bologna. He helped Olimpia win the Italian Cup, and averaged 8.7 assists per game and 9.0 points.
Against Maccabi in Milan, he became the 8th player ever to score at least 3.000 points for his EuroLeague career. Against Real Madrid, he set his EuroLeague personal index record with 37, second all-time for an Olimpia player. In the same game, he became third ever in the EuroLeague for career assists. Vs CSKA Moscow, he became the club leader for assists made in the EuroLeague. In the same game, he scored his 500th point for Olimpia in the EuroLeague. He set, vs. Trento, his career-high of assists made in one single Italian league game with 12. He tied a team-record for threes made in a game, with eight against Cantù. He made his career-high in points scored in the Italian league with 29 in Brescia.

2019/20 SEASON – In Athens (Panathinaikos), he surpassed 200 steals for his EuroLeague career. In Berlin, he surpassed 2500 points scored in his career and at one point he made 17 straight free throws and another time he made 13. He was the EuroLeague’s MVP in October. He passed Milos Teodosic and Thomas Heurtel and became the fourth ever in the EuroLeague for assists. Against Efes he has surpassed 400 threes in his career.

His career

At the age of 14, Sergio Rodriguez left the island of Tenerife to play in Bilbao and then moved to Estudiantes Madrid where he debuted in the Liga ACB at 17.

After two seasons in Madrid, he was chosen with the number 27 of the 2006 NBA draft by Phoenix and traded to Portland where he played for three seasons. In 2009 he moved to Sacramento and later to New York. In the summer of 2010, after four years of NBA, he returned to Spain to play for Real Madrid until the 2015/16 season. During that span, he won the 2015 EuroLeague, was named the EuroLeague’s MVP in 2014, won the Spanish championship three times, four times the King’s Cup, three times the Spanish Super Cup.

In 2016, he returned to the NBA to play for the Philadelphia 76ers. At the end of that season, he returned to Europe to play in CSKA Moscow: in two years he won the 2019 EuroLeague and twice the VTB League.

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