Learn the Name: Ricky Rubio

These are the top 15 in the Euroleague at getting steals:

1 RUBIO, RICARD DKV Joventut9343.78

2PRIGIONI, PABLOTau Ceramica12363.00

3HAWKINS, DAVIDLottomatica10292.90

4DIAMANTIDIS, DIMITRIOSPanathinaikos12312.58

5HOUSE, FREDTau Ceramica9232.56

6MANCINELLI, STEFANOClimamio B.11282.55

7MACIULIS, JONASZalgiris12292.42


9ACKER, ALEXOlympiacos12262.17

10LYDAY, TERRELLBenetton12252.08

11CASTLE, TERRELAris10202.00

12CUMMINGS, VONTEEGOPartizan12231.92

13TONOLLI, ALESSANDROLottomatica11211.91


15MCCULLOUGH, JERRYCibona10181.80

Notice how the pack of leaders (which includes some big names) is more or less together, except for Rubio. Then realize he's 16, and he's playing only 18 minutes a game.

When he was 15, in the Under-16 World Championships, Rubio finished the gold medal game with 51 points, 24 rebounds, 12 assists and 7 steals. Spain won, surprise surprise. DraftExpress has a lot more links about him.