At 6-foot-5, Russell is capable of playing either guard position. He's a well-respected shooter and gifted passer.
"I just try to really model my game after [
Through 35 games as a freshman with the Buckeyes, Russell averaged 19.3 points a game with 5.0 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals. He shot 44.9% from the field and 41.1% from three-point range.
The Lakers passed on taking Duke center Jahlil Okafor to select Russell. The
Russell can share a backcourt with either veteran All-Star
The Lakers also have the 27th and 34th picks in Thursday's draft.