What is Luka Doncic's nationality?

This is Luka Doncic

Luka Doncic is considered to be one of the greatest talents in European basketball. The 18-year-old Slovenian still plays for Real Madrid, but many experts see Doncic in the NBA soon.

How old is Luka Doncic and where is he from?

Doncic was born on February 28, 1999 in the Slovenian capital Ljubjana. Doncic took his first steps in basketball at the KK Union Olimpija in Ljubjana.

His father Sasa Doncic was also a professional basketball player and national player for Slovenia. His mother was a world dance champion.

Height and weight of Luka Doncic

Doncic is 2.03 meters tall and weighs 84 kg.

Doncic: style of play and position

Luka Doncic can take the position of shooting guard as well as point guard.

Doncic impresses with his flexibility and overview: on the one hand he can score himself, on the other hand he convinces with his strong passing game. His court vision was last compared to that of Ben Simmons and Lonzo Ball.

How was Doncic's sporting career?

Periodsociety
2010-2012KK Union Olimpija
since 2012real Madrid

Doncic at Real Madrid

His talent was quickly recognized by the Los Blancos. When he moved to Real Madrid in 2012, he was pulled up from the U14 to the U16 after just one season. Again only a short time later he was allowed to play for the A-youth.

He made his professional debut on April 30, 2015 against Unicaja Malaga - at the age of just 16 years and two months. Only Ricky Rubio (14 years, 11 months) and Angel Rebolo (15 years, 3 months) were younger in club history when they made their debut.

Doncic set numerous youth records and was the youngest player in Spanish league history to score a double-double. He was also the youngest player to be voted best player of the round.

Statistics for the 2016/17 season

categoryvalue
Games35
Min./game19,9
Points / game7,8
Throwing quota (2)50.5 percent
Throwing Quota (3)37.1 percent
Free throws84.4 percent
Assists / game4,2
Steals / game0,9
Blocks / game0,2
Turnover / game1,8
Rebounds / game4,5

Assessments of Doncic's talent

Alberto Herreros (Technical Director Real): "I've never seen anything like it in my life, there is only one like this every few decades."

Sasa Doncic: "He can play anything."

Jonathan Givony for The Vertical: "He is way ahead of his age group. He knows what he is doing. Doncic has good arguments to be treated as a top pick."

Bogdan Karaicic for Draft Express: "Doncic does some unprecedented things in the EuroLeague for a player of his age."

When does Doncic register for the NBA draft?

Doncic is considered to be the greatest basketball talent in Europe and the experts agree that Luka Doncic will play in the NBA in the future. According to reports, a number of scouts have already been to Madrid to see the youngster's abilities up close.

From 2018 he will be eligible for the NBA draft. In all probability, Doncic will then be picked in the first round, it would not be surprising if he was the top pick.

Title won

  • Spanish championship: 2 times (2014/15, 2015/16
  • Spanish Cup: 2 times (2015/16, 2016/17
  • Intercontinental Cup: 2015

Doncics Individual Honors

  • ULEB Euroleague Rising Star Trophy: 2016/17
  • Best young player in the ACB League (U-22): 2016/17