The Slovenian professional basketball star Luka Doncic has fought his way into the limelight after his top performance in the 2018 EuroLeague Championship. He currently plays as a small striker and points guard for the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA. Doncic is also part of the Slovenian senior basketball team that won the 2017 EuroBasketball European Championship. He has distinguished himself as an above-average player who, thanks to his exceptional playing skills, can keep up in any competitive field.
Prior to his NBA career, Doncic played professionally for the Real Madrid Baloncesto club in the Spanish Basketball League. He recorded his 2018 breakout season after leading the team to victory in the 2018 EuroLeague Championship. He has received numerous awards for his remarkable performances, including the MVP of the EuroLeague and the MVP of the ACB League. He is also a two-time winner of the EuroLeague Rising Star Award, a three-time ACB Champion, and two-time ACB Best Young Player of the Year.
Luka Dončić’s Bio (Age)
Luka Doncic was born on 28 February 1999 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. His father, Sasa Doncic, is a former basketball player and currently a coach in the Slovenian league, while his mother is a former model, dancer, and sportswoman who currently runs a beauty salon in Ljubljana. He has Slovenian nationality and is of mixed ethnic origin – his father is of Serbian descent. Doncic started playing basketball at the age of seven; his father, who at that time played for the Slovenian national team, inspired him to do so.
Doncic started his career at the age of eight and played in the Olimpija U-12 team. In 2011 he was a member of the U-14 team that participated in the Vasas Intesa Sanpaolo Cup in Budapest. Although his team finished second behind FC Barcelona, Doncic was named MVP of the tournament. He was later loaned to the Real Madrid club for the Maricopa Endesa in 2012. He won the MVP of the competition after scoring the most points with 34.5 points per game. He also had 3.3 Steal, 2.8 Assists, and 4.0 rebounds per game.
Doncic signed a five-year contract with Real Madrid in September 2012. At that time he was just thirteen years old. Doncic moved to Spain with his mother and the following year; he led Madrid to win the Spanish championship for under-16s after the triumph over FC Barcelona. He averaged 6 steals, 13 rebounds, 4 assists, and 24.5 points per game to win the MVP of the competition. In the 2014/15 season, Doncic played with both Real Madrid’s U-18 team and their reserve team. He led the team to win the Spanish Basketball Quarter League EBA. In the same year, he also led the team to win the Next Generation Tournament, where he was named MVP.
Luka Doncic became a professional in 2015 when he was appointed to the Real Madrid squad for the ACB League, the top division of the Spanish league. He made his first professional appearance at the age of 16, making him the third-youngest player to make his debut in the league. He played three seasons for Real Madrid and won the EuroLeague Rising Star Award in 2017 and 2018. Doncic also won the League ACB Championship title three times, the EuroLeague Championship three times, and the Spanish King’s Cup twice. It won the MVP in the EuroLeague Championship.
At the end of the 2018 season, Luka Doncic was considered the number one candidate for the 2018 NBA Draft and was later selected by the Atlanta Hawks as the third overall candidate in the first round of the draft. In addition, he was immediately sold to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Trae Young and protected the future first-round selection in 2019.
Luka Dončić’s Mom
The amazing basketball prodigy was born from Slovenian parents – Sasa Doncic (father) and his wife Mirijam Poterbin. His parents separated when he was eight years old and their divorce proceedings were completed in 2008. After their divorce, his mother Mirijam received both custody and legal guardianship of her son. Meanwhile, the mother of Doncic is a former sportswoman, dancer, and model; she currently owns and runs a beauty salon in Ljubljana. She has accompanied her son wherever he goes, taking care of him and giving him all the maternal affection he needs.
In addition, Luke’s move from Slovenia to Real Madrid’s basketball program in Spain when he was thirteen years old was a very difficult decision between Doncic and his mother. Nevertheless, this unique move became the best thing that happened to him in his professional life. It has helped shape Luka and make him grow to greatness, taking him to the top of his career. He is undoubtedly a star to watch out for in the near future.
As he ascends to a higher level on his journey to superstardom, Doncic is in a relationship with lingerie model Anamaria Goltes, who modeled for a Slovenian lingerie company called Lisca. Their relationship began in 2016, but just days before the NBA draft of 2018, rumors began to circulate that the paths of the lovebirds had parted. However, the rumors were not confirmed by both parties. The draft of Doncic was one of the most anticipated in the NBA and has kept the media on tenterhooks’ toes for a long time and diverted attention from his love life. We will keep you updated as soon as we have verified the information about his relationship.
His Height, Weight, And Body Measurements
Luka Doncic has experienced the best seasons in his professional career outside the NBA. His wonderful physique, great ball skills, agility, and massive production at such a young age are part of his success. Interestingly, his performance in the Euroleague has shown that the young player can do better than most players of his age. He is very tall, stands at a height of 6 feet 7 inches, and weighs 220 pounds. He has light brown hair and green eyes.