Rudy Gobert was born in Saint-Quentin, Aisne, in the north of France

His father, Rudy Bourgarel, is from Guadeloupe

played college basketball in the United States for

The Marist Red Foxes from 1985 to 1988

Bourgarel played professional basketball in Paris and Saint-Quentin

where he met Gobert's mother. Gobert's parents split when he

was around three years old; he stayed with his mother in Saint-Quentin

made regular trips to Guadeloupe for his father. Gobert started playing basketball

in 2003 for the JSC St-Quentin club, before later joining

The Saint-Quentin BB club. In 2007, he joined Cholet

Basket's cadet categories training center and in 2010, he participated in

the FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship with the French under-18 national team

where he finished as the team's best scorer and rebounder

From 2009 to 2011, Gobert played mostly for

The Chocolate Basket junior team, recording only one game for

The senior team in 2010–11, 6 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal

13 minutes against Pau on May 10, 2011. played. did. block-lock-orthos

In 2011–12, he averaged 4.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in 29 games for Cholet

During the next 2012–13 season, he averaged 8.4 points and 5.4 rebounds in 27 games.