Rajon Rondo was born February 22, 1986 in Louisville, Kentucky. An NBA Champion, two-time All Star and three-time NBA Defensive Team selection, his signature breakaway speed and amazing court vision have made Rondo one of the most entertaining and talented young players in the league.
Rondo’s high school career started at Louisville ‘s Eastern High School. As a junior, he averaged 27.6 ppg, 10.0 rpg and 7.5 apg, earning All-State honors and was named the 7th Region Player of the Year. In his senior year, Rondo transferred to Virginia ‘s Oak Hill Academy where he averaged 21.0 ppg, 3.0 rbg and 12.0 apg per game.
In 2004, Rondo was named to the McDonald’s All-American Team and played in the Jordan Capital Classic Game.
Rondo attended the University of Kentucky (UK) for his freshman and sophomore seasons before declaring himself eligible for the NBA Draft. Named to the SEC All-Freshmen Team, Rondo set the University of Kentucky single-season record for steals, totaling 87, making least one steal in every game. Rondo all set a UK record for most rebounds in a game by a guard, grabbing 19 rebounds against Iowa. He was named to the 2005 USA Men’s Under-21 World Championship Team and brought home a gold medal in the FIBA World Championships.
Drafted 21st overall in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns, Rondo was then traded to the Boston Celtics, where he has become an integral factor in the Celtics’ success. Rondo found his rhythm amongst his three veteran teammates during the 2007-08 season and helped the Celtics capture an NBA World Championship. The future is bright for a player such as Rajon, and with success on the court he is sure to be a perennial All Star and premier point guard in the NBA for many years to come.
In 2011, Rondo launched the Rajon Rondo Foundation to provide children living in low-income areas with safe, reliable resources and hope for the future.