D'Angelo Danté Russell is an American professional basketball player who plays as a point guard for the Brooklyn Nets of the NBA. He played college basketball for Ohio State before being selected with the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers.
Russell played one season of college basketball for Ohio State University, averaging 19.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.6 steals in 33.9 minutes per game. Russell was named on the Consensus All-American First-Team, he also earned first-team All-Big Ten honors and was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year.
On June 25, 2015, Russell was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft, Russell participated in the 2016 NBA Rising Stars Challenge, He became the youngest player to hit 130 3-pointers in a season, He was named in the NBA All-Rookie second team.
On March 19, 2017, he scored a career-high 40 points in a 125–120 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers
On June 22, 2017, Russell was traded to the Brooklyn Nets, On March 23, he recorded his first career triple-double with 18 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds in a 116–112 loss to the Raptors.