23 Landon Russell
23 Landon Russell
Height: 6-2
Weight: 180
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
High School: Nolan Catholic
Previous College: Pierson
Position: G

Off the Court:

  • Summer intern at the Texas Rangers' ballpark
  • Volunteered with Mission Arlington and at a Fort Worth food bank

Before Yale: TAPPS (largest private school association in Texas) first team all-state selection as a senior at Nolan Catholic High School… District Offensive Player of the Year… Three-time first team all-district selection… Averaged 18.2 points, four assists, 3.5 rebounds and two steals per game as a senior… Shot 84 percent from the free throw line as a junior which led all private schools in Texas… Helped Nolan Catholic reach the championship game of the state tournament as a junior where it lost in overtime to a team led by recent NBA lottery pick Julius Randle…Played for FV 5:17 and Texas Select AAU teams…With the Select, started alongside point guard Emmanuel Mudiay, ESPN’s No. 5 ranked recruit who is heading to SMU.

Personal: Volunteered at Mission Arlington, a local food bank… Grandfather attended Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, graduating in 1955… Father was born in New Haven… Son of Karen and Greg Russell.

Why Yale? “Because I felt that it presented an unmatched variety of opportunities and also opened many new doors. I love the idea of receiving a world class education while also being able to play Division I basketball at a high level. I really like the coaching staff and feel very comfortable at Yale.”

Jones On Russell: “Landon is a great shooter with great ball skills which will give him the opportunity to play the point guard and shooting guard positions.”