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Who is Rudy Gobert, the Utah Jazz Player Who Reportedly Tested Positive for Coronavirus?

Who is Rudy Gobert, the Utah Jazz Player Who Reportedly Tested Positive for Coronavirus?

Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert is reportedly the first athlete to test positive for the coronavirus.

The NBA announced they were suspending the rest of the season on Wednesday night (March 11). The decision was made after the game between the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder was postponed following the 27-year-old basketball player being diagnosed with the illness, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported.

Players from the Jazz and Thunder are currently being quarantined inside the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The league has told tams that have played Utah in the last 10 days should self-quarantine.

Ahead of the game, the Jazz announced that Ruby and Emmanuel Mudiay would not be playing due to illness. According to CBS Sports, Rudy was not at the arena, and was back at the team hotel in Oklahoma City.

Rudy was born in Saint-Quentin, France. His father was also a professional basketball player and played for the French national team in the 1980s. Rudy started playing basketball in 2003 for a club team. In 2010, he participated in the FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship with the French under-18 national team, where he finished as the team’s best scorer and rebounder.

Back in the 2013 NBA draft, Rudy was selected by the Denver Nuggets before being traded to the Utah Jazz.

As of right now, it is not known if Rudy recently traveled or how he contracted the coronavirus. He has not addressed his diagnosis publicly yet.

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