The kid called ‘Fatts’ by his mom because he was plump as a youngster, is now the star point guard for Imhotep Charter and on his way to bigger things after committing to Dan Hurley and Rhode Island.
Russell made announcement as he was choosing between Seton Hall, LaSalle, Rhode Island or Grand Canyon.
Now under the tutelage of Dan Hurley — Russell could play right away — bringing a new attitude to a program that’s coming off a 17-15 overall record — going 9-9 in Atlantic 10 play.
Russell finished off a superb summer that saw him play in Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League for Team Final.
Russell played the third-most minutes on the team — averaging 12 points, 3.4 rebounds and a team-high 4.4 assists per game.
Russell joins Koby Thomas — who committed Robert Morris — as the second player from that loaded Imhotep program to pick a school.