Who is Luka Doncic?
Luka Doncic is a professional Slovenian basketball player. He plays for the team Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
|Celebrated Name||Luka Doncic|
|Birth Date||28th of February, 1999|
|Birth Place||Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|Parents||Father: Sasa Doncic
Mother: Mirjam Poterbin
|Height||6 feet 7 inches|
|Weight||99 kg (218 lbs)|
|Hair Color||light brown|
Luka Doncic was born on the 28th of February, 1999 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is the son of Mirjam Poterbin and Sasa Doncic. His mother is the owner of beauty salons and his father is a basketball coach and a former player. Doncic can speak Slovenian, English, Serbian and Spanish languages.
Furthermore, he holds the Slovenian nationality. Standing at a height of 6 feet 7 inches and weigh about 99 kg (218 lbs), he has been able to maintain his body fit and healthy. In addition, his green eyes and light brown hair color reflects his amazing personality.
Doncic signed a 5-year contract with the team Real Madrid in late 2012 at the young age of 13. He then was in the under-16 team under coach Paco Redondo. He then played for the under-18 teams as well as the reserve teams and helped the team to win various tournaments.
Doncic’s first professional game was on the 30th of April, 2015 against Unicaja in the Liga ACB. He then became the youngest player to play in the ACB for the team. For the 2014-15 season, he played a total of 5 games.
Furthermore, Doncic became a regular member of the senior team for the 2015-16 season. His EuroLeague debut was on the 8th of October, 2015 against Khimki. He parted ways with Real Madrid on the 29th of June, 2018.
The Atlanta Hawks selected Doncic as the third overall pick on the 21st of June, 2018 in the 2018 NBA draft. However, the team traded him to the Dallas Mavericks. He signed a rookie contract with the team on the 9th of July, 2018, and made his debut with the team on the 17th of October, 2018 against the Phoenix Suns.
National Team Career
Doncic announced his representation for the Slovenian national senior team for his entire career on the 22nd of September, 2016. He then played for his national team in the EuroBasket 2017 and won a gold medal.
Career Highlights of Luka Doncic
•NBA Rookie of the Year in 2019
•NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2019
•EuroLeague champion in 2018
•EuroLeague MVP in 2018
• EuroLeague Final Four MVP in 2018
•All-EuroLeague First Team in 2018
•2 times EuroLeague Rising Star in 2017, and 2018
•3 times Liga ACB champion in 2015, 2016, and 2018
•Liga ACB MVP in 2018
•All-Liga ACB First Team in 2018
•2 times ACB Best Young Player in 2017, and 2018)
•3 times ACB All-Young Players Team
•2 times Spanish King’s Cup winner in 2016, and 2017
•FIBA Intercontinental Cup champion in 2015
•EB Next Generation Tournament champion in 2015
•EB Next Generation Tournament MVP in 2015