Ricky Rubio Dishing Out Some Autographs (Video)

Thursday night, iFolloSports.com was on hand as Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio made an appearance at Fan HQ Sports Apparel And Collectables, in the Twin Cities suburb of Minnetonka, Minnesota. Rubio drew an enormous crowd, as he posed for a bevy of photos and as the above iFolloSports.com original video displays, signed a ton of autographs.

Now in his third NBA season, Rubio has struggled with his shooting, averaging just 8.8 points per game. While putting the ball in the hole has proved difficult, the 23-year-old Spaniard stands fifth in the league in assists (8.2) and first in steals (2.67). The Timberwolves are currently 18-18, placing the team tenth in the Western Conference playoff race.

Without question, Rubio is one of the most popular athletes in Minnesota right now. Hoops fans can take a look at these iFolloSports.com original stories, involving Rubio's interactions with fans.

This first story occurred during his rookie season, as he spoke to a group of enthusiasts at the very same Minnesota mall.

This encounter took place last season, with Rubio signing autographs backstage at Target Center.