Rajon Rondo in 2010
|No. 9 – Boston Celtics|
|Born||(1986-02-22) February 22, 1986 (age 27)
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||186 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||Eastern (Middletown, Kentucky)
Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
|NBA Draft||2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall|
|Selected by the Phoenix Suns|
|Pro playing career||2006–present|
|Career highlights and awards|
Rajon Pierre Rondo (born February 22, 1986) is an American professional basketball point guard with the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Rondo attended Eastern High School and Oak Hill Academy before receiving a scholarship from the University of Kentucky. He played for two years at Kentucky before declaring for the 2006 NBA Draft. During the draft, he was selected 21st overall by the Phoenix Suns, and was subsequently traded to the Boston Celtics, where he made his NBA debut as a rookie during the 2006–07 season.
Rondo played a supporting role before he established himself as the starting point guard for the Celtics during the 2007–08 season. That season, Rondo earned his first NBA championship, playing alongside All-Stars Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce. His breakout performance came during the 2009 NBA Playoffs, where he nearly averaged a triple-double, and helped his team take the eventual Eastern-conference champion Orlando Magic seven games in the Eastern semi-finals. He is a four-time All-Star, one-time All-NBA team selection and a four-time All-Defensive member. He also led the NBA in steals during the 2009–10 season and assists during the 2011–12 and 2012–13 seasons. He ranks sixth in Celtics history in assists and third in steals.