Ricky Rubio during his Azulgrana years / PHOTO: Arxiu FCB

Ricky Rubio is taking the USA by storm. The ex-Barça Regal player, currently donning the Minnesota Timberwolves strip, fulfilled his dream of featuring in an All-Star Weekend. The Catalan was under the management of Shaquille O’Neal during the match at Amway Center in Orlando.

Rubio, who made his debut in the NBA two months ago, has earned the respect of the professional basketball community in the United States. It isn’t hard to see why especially after the Catalan’s stellar performance in the Rising Star Challenge match.

The point guard scored 12 points and gave 7 assists during his 21 minutes on the court. Furthermore, Rubio completed one the most spectacular plays of the match.

Ricky, ecstatic

“I enjoyed every second of the match from the start, I also got to meet Shaquille O’Neal, one of my idols since I was a child,” said the slightly star-struck all-star.