Rudy Gobert-Bourgarel (born June 26, 1992) is a French professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the French national basketball team in the international competitions. Standing at 7 ft 1 in (2. 16 m) tall with a wingspan of 7 ft 9 in (2. 36 m) long, he plays at the center position. He was the NBA blocks leader in the 2016–17 season. In 2018 and 2019, he won back-to-back NBA Defensive Player of the Year awards, making him one of only ten players in NBA History who have won that honor at least twice. In 2019, Gobert shattered the single-season record for slam dunks with 306. That year, Gobert also led the NBA in screen assists, with 482, effective field goal percentage, with 66. 9 percents, and true shooting percentage, at 68. 2 percents. He has been named to an All-NBA Team in 2017 and 2019.