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Rockets’ Russell Westbrook to be inducted into UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame

Russell Westbrook (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Russell Westbrook (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

UCLA Athletics has announced that Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook will be part of this year’s Hall of Fame class for his basketball achievements.

Houston Rockets superstar Russell Westbrook will soon be able to add to his growing list of achievements. As the official UCLA Athletics account tweeted out on Wednesday, the former Bruin will be joining Kevin Love in this year’s Hall of Fame class.

“Westbrook is the second UCLA men’s basketball team member and 2012 Olympic gold medalist in this year’s Hall of Fame class,” the tweet says. Love was also a member of that Olympic team, along with James Harden.

The honor comes as Russell Westbrook still awaits clearance to join the Houston Rockets in the Orlando bubble to try to keep adding to his legacy with a chance to win an NBA title.

Congratulations to @russwest44 and @kevinlove on being selected for induction to the @UCLAAthletics Hall of Fame! #GoBruins #ChampionsMadeHere

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“Wow!!!!! Such a blessing!!!” shared Westbrook on his Instagram upon finding out the news. Westbrook helped lead the Bruins to two Final Fours.

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In his two seasons at UCLA, the Bruins went 65-10. Westbrook averaged 8.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game before entering the 2008 NBA Draft and being selected fourth overall by the Seattle SuperSonics.