Luka Doncic Biography

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Luka Doncic

Quick Facts Of Luka Doncic

Celebrated Name Luka Doncic
Age 20 Years
Nick Name El Nino Maravilla (Wonder Boy)
Birth Name Luka Doncic
Birth Date 1999-02-28
Gender Male
Profession Basketball Player
Height 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 218 lbs (99 kg)
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Light Brown
Marital Status Unmarried
Birth Nation Slovenia
Nationality Slovenian
Place Of Birth Ljubljana
Horoscope Pisces
School Osnovna Sola Mirana Jarca
Father Sasa Doncic
Mother Mirjam Poterbin
Current Club Dallas Mavericks
Current City Dallas, Texas
Debut Club Union Olimpija
Career Start 2015
Body Build/Type Athletic
Coach Rick Carlisle
Home Town Olimpija
Shirt Number 77
Source of Wealth Salary, Bonuses, Endorsements
Current Club Country United States

Luka Doncic is a Slovenian professional basketball player who plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Slovenian national team. He rose to prominence while playing for Union Olimpija in Slovenia. He played for Real Madrid from 2015 to 2018. He earned EuroLeague MVP and EuroLeague Final Four MVP award, at the age of 19, in 2018. He was also named the ACB Most Valuable Player, ACB Best Young Player and has won back-to-back EuroLeague Rising Star.  

In 2016, he made his senior debut for Slovenia. He was 17 at the time. He helped Slovenia to win its first EuroBasket title in 2017. He was also named in the All-Tournament Team.  

Best Known For

  • He is the youngest player, at the age of 17, in the Real Madrid history to debut for the club's senior team.
  • He has won EuroLeague MVP, EuroLeague Final Four MVP, ACB Most Valuable Player, back-to-back EuroLeague Rising Star, and ACB Best Young Player. 

Early Life of Luka Doncic

Luka Doncic was born on 28 February 1999. He was born to Sasa Doncic and Mirjam Poterbin in Ljubljana in Slovenia. He holds Slovenian nationality. His zodiac sign is Pisces. He quit playing other sports including football after he grew too tall. He attended Osnovna soal Mirana Jarca. A Greek professional basketball player Vassilis Spanoulis was his idol while growing up.

Youth Career of Luka Doncic

Union Olimpija

At 8, He started training basketball at Union Olimpija, where his father started playing basketball.

He played for the club's under-12 selection team, as he was excluded from the club's Under-14 team due to league rules.

In 2011, he represented Olimpija at the Under-14 Vasas Intesa Sanpaolo Cup in Budapest, where he was named Most Valuable Player and Olimpija finished as runners-up.

In February, Olimpija loaned him to Spanish club Real Madrid to play in the Minicopa Endesa, where Real Madrid finished as the runners-up and he won MVP honors.

In 2012, he helped Olimpija to win Under-13 Lido di Roma Tournament and earned himself an MVP honor.

Real Madrid

Real Madrid signed a five-year contract with him in September 2012.

He helped Real Madrid to win the Minicopa Endesa in February 2013.

In March 2013, he earned MVP accolades of the under-16 Spain Championship.

He won all-league honorable mention accolades from the basketball website Eurobasket.com at the end of the 2014-15 season.

In January 2015, he won the under-18 Ciutat de L'Hospitalet Tournament and was named in the All-Tournament Team.

Professional Career of Luka Doncic

Real Madrid

Doncic made his professional debut for Real Madrid in April 2015 against Unicaja in the Liga ACB. 

He became the youngest player to ever play for Real Madrid in the ACB and the third-youngest debutant in league history.

He became the 21st player ever to debut in the EuroLeague before turning 17.

He set a new ACB record for most points and highest Performance Index Rating (PIR) in a game for players under age 17 after he achieved a season-high 15 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists against Bilbao.

At the end of 2016-17 season, he was named EuroLeague Rising Star by a unanimous vote. He also earned the ACB Best Young Player Award. 

He was named EuroLeague MVP, EuroLeague Final Four MVP at the end of 2017-18 season. 

He also earned the ACB Best Young Player and MVP accolades.

He has won EuroLeague Rising Star award twice in consecutive years in 2017 and in 2018.

Dallas Mavericks

Atlanta Hawks selected him with the third overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft. 

The Hawks then traded him to Dallas Mavericks. He signed a rookie contract with the Mavericks in July 2018.

He became the youngest 20-points scorer in franchise history as he made 31 points and 8 rebounds against Minnesota Timberwolves.

He was named NBA Rookie of the Month in the Western Conference for the month of November 2018.

International Career of Luka Doncic

He represented Slovenia junior team in a friendly tournament in Hungary in 2014. He helped Slovenia to win its first gold medal in EuroBasket 2017. He was also named in the All-Tournament Team.

Personal Life of Luka Doncic

No information regarding his affairs has come to light. He is reportedly single. He is focused on to his NBA career. However, he is linked with a Slovenian Lingerie model, Anamaria Goltes.

His godfather is also a former NBA player, Radoslav Nesterovic.

He can speak four languages, Slovenian, English, Spanish, and Serbian. He has the a tattoo of a tiger image on his left forearm. He also has a tattoo of the EuroBasket 2017 cup on his right hip after he helped his country to win the EuroBasket 2017. He has other tattoos of a the Latin phrase "Non desitas, non exieris" and his jersey number 7.

He has a Pomeranian dog, Hugo.

Body Measurements of Luka Doncic

Luka Doncic stands at a height of 2.01 m i.e. 6 feet and 7 inches tall. He has a body weight of 218 lbs i.e. 99  kg. He has green eyes and his hair color is light brown. 

Net Worth of Luka Doncic

His net worth is under review. Detail information will be updated soon. 

Did You Know?

  • His national team roommate Goran Dragic is considered his mentor and friend.
  • At eight, he practiced basketball with Olimpija's under-14 team.
  • Although he was 2 years younger than the rest of the players, he earned a place in the All-Tournament Team in January 2015.
  • He won the under-18 Next-Generation Tournament in May 2015 and earned MVP honors.
  • He became the youngest player to win MVP of the Round in the EuroLeague in December 2016.
  • He also became the youngest player to win ACP Player of the Month in December 2017.
  • He did not play at the 2018 NBA Summer League due to his late buyout from Real Madrid.

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