Luka Doncic is a Slovenian professional basketball player that is set to become next start international player for the Dallas Mavericks behind Dirk Nowitzki. A basketball prodigy, Luka Doncic joined Real Madrid in 2012 and debuted for the team in the Liga ACB and the EuroLeague during the 2014-15 season at the age of just 16 years old. Doncic was the youngest player to ever play in either of those competitions and would continue to rise in the ranks of the Real Madrid in the years to come.
Doncic won the EuroLeague Rising Star and ACB Best Young Player awards playing for the senior team of Real Madrid during the 2016-17 season. Then in 2017-18, Doncic became the focal point for Real Madrid and led them to the 2018 EuroLeague title. Doncic won the EuroLeague MVP and EuroLeague Final Four MVP all at the age of 19 years old. He also won the ACB MVP making him the youngest player ever to do so. In the summer of 2017 Luca Doncic, along with fellow NBA star Goran Dragic, led the Slovenian national team to the EuroBasket 2017 gold medal. Slovenia went 9-0 in the tournament and it was the first gold medal in the history of the country.
At 6 foot seven inches, scouts believe Luka Doncic is immediately going to become one of the best passers in the NBA and was one of the most highly touted prospects in the 2018 NBA Draft. Doncic was selected with the third overall pick in the draft by the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks then traded Doncic’s draft rights in exchange for the fifth pick, Trae Young’s rights to the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs also had to part with a first-round pick to acquire Doncic.
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