UCLA Basketball: Former Bruin Russell Westbrook Makes Huge Donation to the Mo Ostin Center


Former UCLA Basketball player Russell Westbrook has made the biggest donation by a former student-athlete and will have the court of UCLA Basketball’s Mo Ostin Center named after him.

".@russwest44 makes largest donation by a former @uclambb student-athlete in #UCLA history. https://t.co/JR6gT8QH6Q https://t.co/VU6nqPN6fF— UCLA Athletics (@UCLAAthletics) December 14, 2015"

If you did not know by now, Russell Westbrook is kind of a badass. Not only was he an integral part of UCLA’s 2008 Final Four team, a four-time NBA All-Star and overall fashion guru, but he has now cemented his name in UCLA Basketball history.

Today, Westbrook gave a substantial donation to the UCLA Basketball program and the construction of its new Mo Ostin Center. With this donation, Westbrook has given the largest gift to a UCLA Atheltics program by any former student-athlete.

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In recognition of his contribution, UCLA will name the court of the Mo Ostin center after Westbrook. In addition to that, UCLA will honor Westbrook at the January 7 contest against Arizona at Pauley Pavilion.

Per UCLABruins.com, Westbrook will be the guest of honor along with his wife Nina Westbrook and his parents, Russell and Shannon Westbrook.

For the fans, UCLA will be giving out eyeglass frames, similar to those that Westbrook wears in his post-game interviews. With that in mind, call it a “Hipster Out”.

With this donation, UCLA has raised more than $17 million in private funds and are on their way to reaching their goal of $26 million.

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The Mo Ostin Center, which will be the practice facility for both the UCLA Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams, is estimated to be completed by 2017.

Go Bruins! Go Westbrook!