Luka Doncic is a Slovenian famous professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Luka Doncic also represents the Slovenian national team. He shone as a youth player for Union Olimpija before joining the youth academy of Real Madrid. Check all the details given below about Luka Doncic Wiki, including Age, Height, Parents, Girlfriend, Stats, Salary, Net Worth, Biography & More.
Luka Doncic Wiki/Biography
Luka Doncic was born on 28th February 1999 ( Age: 23 years; as of 2022) in Ljubljana, Slovenia. His nationality is Slovenian and his ethnicity is White.
His zodiac sign is Pisces and he follows Christianity (religion). His profession is a famous Slovenian Basketball player.
Luka Doncic Educational Qualification
Luka Doncic completed his schooling in his hometown. After that, he attended college for his higher studies or for his degree. And after that, he enters his basketball career and played so many matches with so many teams and won matches for his team.
Luka Doncic Physical Stats
- Height: 6′ 7″ inches
- Weight: 104 kg
- Eye Color: Green
- Hair Color: Light Brown
Luka Doncic Family & Parents
Luka Doncic was born into a middle-class family to Slovenian parents. His father’s name is Sasa Doncic he is a basketball coach and former player and his mother’s name is Mirjam Poterbin she is the owner of beauty salons.
His mother is Slovenian and his father is a Slovenian of Serbian descent from Kosovo. His parents filed for divorce in 2008, with custody and legal guardianship granted to his mother. His family always support him in his all decision and in his basketball career.
Luka Doncic Girlfriend & Relationships
Luka Doncic’s dating status is committed and his marital status is unmarried. He Doncic dated Anamaria Goltes she is Doncic’s long-time girlfriend.
They both get married soon and disclosed their marriage date. They both lived happily together and enjoyed their life joyfully.
Luka Doncic Career & Stats
At age seven, he began playing organized basketball at a primary school in Ljubljana. His opponents at the time were up to ten years old, as he reflected: “I was always training and playing with older kids who had much more experience than me.
Many of them were bigger and faster than me too, so I had to beat them with my brain”. He admired Greek basketball player Vassilis Spanoulis from his early teenage years, stating that he was “enchanted” by him. Doncic wore the number 7 at Real Madrid in honor of Spanoulis. He also grew up admiring American basketball player LeBron James.
When he was eight, his father started playing for his hometown club Union Olimpija. Olimpija Basketball School coach Grega Brezovec invited Luka to practice with players his age. He was initially expected to practice with players his age. Despite his exclusion from under-14 games at the time, Dončić often asked to attend practice, even when his coach asked him to stay home.
Luka was loaned to Spanish club Real Madrid for the Maricopa Endesa and Under-14 Spanish club competition in 2012 February. He averaged 13.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 3.3 steals per game to win tournament MVP honors, leading Real Madrid to a second-place finish. He participated in the Under-13 Lido di Roma Tournament for Olimpija, finishing as MVP and leading score with 34.5 points per game.
Luka signed a five-year contract with Real Madrid immediately after standing out on the Under-16 team with coach Paco Redondo in September 2012, at the age of 13. He led Real Madrid to a Maricopa Endesa win, averaging 24.5 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists, and 6 steals per game. In the tournament’s final game, he contributed 25 points, 16 rebounds, and 5 steals to defeat FC Barcelona and win MVP honors in February 2013.
Luka mainly played with Real Madrid’s Under-18 and reserve teams in the 2014-2015 season. He won the under-18 Ciutat de L’Hospitalet Tournament and was selected to the All-Tournament Team, despite being two years younger than the rest of the team in January 2015. In May 2015, he also won the under-18 Next Generation Tournament, for which Luka Doncic was selected MVP after helping defeat defending champions Crvena Zvezda Belgrade in the final.
Professional Career Real Madrid
Luka Doncic makes his professional debut for Real Madrid in the Liga ACB against Unicaja, making his only three-point attempt in under 2 minutes of playing time on 30th April 2015. He became the youngest player to ever play for Real Madrid in the ACB and the third-youngest debutant in league history, behind only Ricky Rubio and Angel Rebolo. Luka Doncic played five games in the 2014-2015 ACB season, averaging 1.6 points and 1.2 rebounds in 4.8 minutes per game.
Doncic became a regular member of Real Madrid’s senior team. He played against the Boston Celtics in an NBA preseason game on 8th October 2015 collecting 4 rebounds, and 1 assist. Luka Doncic scored 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds on January 7, 2016, against CSKA Moscow in the EuroLeague. After a Real Madrid time-out in the second quarter of the game, Dončić made three consecutive three-pointers, recording 9 points in 2 minutes.
Luka Doncic collected 3 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists in an NBA preseason win on October 3, 2016, over the Oklahoma City Thunder. On December 4, he posted a double-double of 23 points and 11 assists, both season-highs, in a 92–76 win over Montakit Fuenlabrada. After recording 16 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals in a 95–72 win over Brose Bamberg on December 22, he was named MVP of the Round in the EuroLeague, becoming the youngest player ever to do so.
Doncic scored a season-high 23 points on February 18, in the Spanish King’s Cup versus Baskonia. Through 42 ACB games in the season, he averaged 7.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 3 assists. Through 35 EuroLeague contests, he averaged 7.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game. Luka Doncic assumed a more significant role for Real Madrid entering the 2017-2018 season after the team’s star player Sergio Llgull suffered a torn ACL during EuroBasket 2017.
Luka Doncic nearly recorded a triple-double against Valencia in his next game, with 16 points, 10 assists, and 7 rebounds. At the end of October, he earned EuroLeague MVP of the Month honors, becoming the youngest player to win the award. He was later named ACB Player of the Month for December, becoming the award’s youngest recipient. Doncic led his team with 27 points in a losing effort to Olympiacos, 80-79.
Doncic had another strong performance on 17th February, versus Iberostar Tenerife in the 2018 Spanish King’s Cup, posting 17 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals. On May 9, he recorded 17 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in 22 minutes against Real Betis Energía Plus, for the first triple-double in the ACB since the 2006–07 season, seventh in league history.
Luka Doncic was subsequently named EuroLeague Final Four MVP after scoring 15 points. He won the EuroLeague MVP award, being its youngest winner, after averaging 16 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game over 33 EuroLeague games and leading the league in PIR. Also, Luka Doncic earned the ACB Best Young Player and MVP accolades after helping his team defeat Kirolbet Baskonia in the League finals.
Luka Doncic was nominated to the EuroLeague 2010-20 All-Decade Team in November 2019. He was selected for the 2010-2020 All-Decade Team. The Real Madrid Football Club named him and Spanish rally driver Carlos Sainz Sr. as honorary members, which is the highest distinction award of the club on 23rd March 2021. The decision was made by the Real Madrid of directors chaired by Florentino Perez.
Luka Doncic was selected with the third overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2018 NBA draft on 21st June 2018. He was then traded to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for the draft rights to Trae Young and a protected future first-round pick in 2019. After the draft, Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said, “At one point, we thought there might be a slight chance Doncic could fall to us, but a couple of days ago it was pretty clear that there was no way that was going to happen.
He’s just too good. We get a guy we think is a franchise foundation piece.” On 9th July 2018, he signed his rookie contract with the Mavericks. Before the 2018–19 season, ESPN considered him the favorite to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. Luka Doncic became the youngest 20-point scorer in franchise history. Doncic recorded his first NBA double-double on 19th November.
On December 28, Luka Doncic scored 34 points and became the youngest NBA player to make seven three-pointers in a game. The performance made him the third-youngest player in NBA history to accomplish the feat at 19 years and 327 days old, behind LaMelo Ball and Markelle Fultz. He became the first teenager in NBA history with a 30-point triple-double and multiple triple-doubles.
Luka Doncic was named a confirmed participant for the World Team representing Slovenia in the 2019 Rising Stars Challenge two days later. He wasn’t selected for the Western Conference All-Stars in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. Luka Doncic recorded his third-double with 19 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists in a 99-93 win over the Charlotte Hornets on 6th February. He was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for January 2019.
His eight triple-doubles ranked fourth on the season behind Russell Westbrook 34, Nikola Jokic 12, and Ben Simmons 10, as well as tied with LeBron James. He was selected unanimously to the All-Rookie First Team in May. He received the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. Luka Doncic became the second European Player, after Pau Gasol, to win the award and the sixth overall not born in the United States.
Luka Doncic made his first triple-double of the season on October 25, 2019, posting 25 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists to help the Mavericks defeat the New Orleans Pelicans 123–116. He made NBA history in a 142–94 win over the Golden State Warriors on November 20, when he posted 35 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists. He became the youngest player to have 35-point triple-doubles in succession, breaking Oscar Robertson’s record.
Luka Doncic was the fourth player to do so since the 1983–84 season, joining Michael Jordan, James Harden, and Russell Westbrook. He became the youngest Western Conference Player of the Month winner since the league start issuing the award by conferences in the 2001-2002 season. Luka Doncic was named Sports Illustrated 2019 Breakout of the Year. He was selected to his first NBA All-Star Game as a Western Conference Starter.
Luka Doncic became the youngest European Player to start in an All-Star game. He recorded another triple-double with 34 points, 12 assists, and a career-high 20 rebounds in a 114-110 overtime win over the Sacramento Kings. The game marked his 17th triple-double of the season and clinched his spot as the youngest player to lead the NBA in triple-doubles.
On August 15, Luka Doncic was selected to the NBA’s All-Seeding Games First Team for his play in the eight seeding games, where he averaged 30.0 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 9.7 assists per game. He finished as one of the three finalists for the NBA Most Improved Player Award. Luka Doncic finished third behind eventual winner Brandon Ingram and second place Bam Adebayo.
On August 23, Luka Doncic became the youngest player in NBA postseason history with a 40-point triple-double, scoring 43 points in a 135–133 overtime victory over the LA Clippers. He finished fourth overall in the season’s final MVP results. Luka Doncic also became the second-youngest player ever to finish in the top five of MVP voting. He matched his then-career-high 42 points while putting up 11 assists and seven rebounds in a 134-132 win over the Golden State Warriors.
Luka Doncic recorded 31 points, 12 rebounds, and a career-high 20 assists in a 125-124 victory over the Washington Wizards. With that performance, he became just the fourth player in NBA history to record a 30- point triple-double with at least 20 assists, joining Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, and Russell Westbrook. On May 22, he recorded 31 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists in a 113–103 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs.
Luka Doncic became the first player in NBA history to have three triple-doubles in their first seven career postseason games. On May 28, Luka Doncic scored a then playoff career-high 44 points in a 118–108 loss in Game 3 of the Western Conference First Round against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Like the previous year, Luka Doncic became the first player since Tim Duncan to be selected twice to the All-NBA First Team in their first three seasons and just the sixth to do so since the ABA–NBA merger, joining David Thompson, Larry Bird, David Robinson, and Anfernee Hardaway. Luka Doncic signed a five-year $207 million rookie extension, the largest in NBA history on 10th August 2021. He was named as a reserve for the 2022 NBA All-Star Game on 3rd February.
Luka Doncic scored 28 of his career-high 51 points in the first quarter, grabbed nine rebounds, and dished out six assists on 17-of-26 shooting from the field, including seven three-pointers, in a 112–105 win against the Los Angeles Clippers on 10th February. For his performances against the Clippers, he was named Western Conference Player of the Week. Luka Doncic recorded 34 points, and 11 rebounds leading the Mavericks back from 21 down in the third quarter against the Golden State Warriors in a 107-101 win.
Luka Doncic became the first player in NBA history to average 30 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists per game while shooting at least 40 percent from three-point range in a calendar month in the three-point era since 1980. Luka Doncic won his second career NBA Player of the Month award when he was named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Month for February, he is the second Maverick to win this award multiple times, joined by Dirk Nowitzki, who won it six times in his career on 3rd March.
Luka Doncic missed the first three games of the Playoffs because of an injury in the final regular season game. He led the Dallas Mavericks to a 98-96 Game 6 win over the Utah Jazz to close the first-round series. It was the first time Dallas had advanced to the postseason’s second round in his four-year NBA Career. On May 2, in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semi-finals, Dončić posted 45 points, 12 rebounds, and 8 assists in a 121–114 loss against the Phoenix Suns.
Luka Doncic also tied Dirk Nowitzki for the most 40-point games in Mavericks playoff history with seven. According to Elias Sports Bureau, he led Dallas in points, rebounds, and assists ten times during the playoffs – the most ever in a single postseason. On May 24, Luka Doncic was selected to his third All-NBA First Team, becoming the third player since the merger to do so in their first four years, joining Tim Duncan and Larry Bird.
Luka Doncic recorded 32 points, seven rebounds, and 10 assists in a 137-96 victory against the Memphis Grizzlies on 22nd October 2022. The game marked his 22nd career 30-point triple-double, passing Wilt Chamberlain for fifth-most in NBA history. Luka Doncic also became the sixth player in NBA history to score at least 30 points in each of the six games of a season and the first to do so since Michael Jordan in the 1986-87 season.
In the next game, Luka Doncic recorded 35 points, eight rebounds, six assists, and three steals in a 111–110 win over the Toronto Raptors. He became the only other NBA player to score 30 or more points in the first eight games of a season beside Wilt Chamberlain, who did it in the first eight of the 1959–60 season and the first 23 of the 1962–63 season. On November 23, he scored a game-high 42 points along with 8 rebounds and 9 assists in a 125–112 loss against the Boston Celtics.
On November 29, Luka Doncic recorded his 51st career triple-double with 41 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists in a 116–113 win over the reigning champions Golden State Warriors. On December 27, he set a career-high in points 60 and rebounds 21 and became the first player in NBA history to record a 60-point, 20-rebound triple-double in a 126–121 victory over the New York Knicks and the first player since James Harden to record a 60-point triple-double, the second in league history.
National Team Career
Luka Doncic was set to play at the Division B tournament of the 2014 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship but was forced to withdraw from the tournament with a knee injury. Luka Doncic participated in a friendly tournament in Szekesfehervar, Hungary, averaging 35.3 points and 7.6 rebounds per game while shooting 81 percent on two-pointers and 57 percent on three-pointers in December 2014.
Team EuroBasket 2017
Luka Doncic announced that he would represent the senior men’s Slovenian national team for the rest of his career on 22nd September 2016. Luka Doncic was previously linked with several other national teams, including Serbia and Spain. His national team roommate became Goran Dragic whom he met at age 7 and has been cited as his mentor and friend.
Luka Doncic was a Slovenian squad member for EuroBasket 2017, where his country won its first gold medal after going undefeated in the tournament. Luka Doncic recorded 11 points, 12 rebounds, and 8 assists, in the 92–72 semi-final win over Spain. He was also named to the Competition’s All-Tournament Team, joining teammate Gorgan Dragic who was voted the EuroBasket MVP.
2020 Summer Olympics
During the 2020 FIBA Men’s Olympic Tournament in Kaunas, Lithuania, Luka Doncic led Slovenia to its first-ever Olympic berth. Luka Doncic won MVP of the tournament by leading Slovenia to a 96-85 victory over Lithuania while recording 31 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists in the final round. Luka Doncic scored 48 points in a single game in Summer Olympics history and marked the most in a men’s basketball debut.
Slovenia ended up losing the bronze medal match versus Australia 107–93. For his play during the tournament, Luka Doncic was selected to the FIBA All-Star Five team, joining Patty Mills, Ricky Rubio, Kevin Durant, and Rudy Gobert as the five best players at the Games.
Euro Basket 2022
During the tournament’s group stage, he scored 47 points as he led Slovenia to the Round of 16 with a 88-82 victory over France, claiming the top spot in Group B. His 47-point performance was the second-highest scoring total in EuroBasket history.
On September 10, he scored 35 points while beating Belgium 88–72 to advance to the quarter-finals. The game marked his third consecutive game scoring 30+ points, becoming the first player in tournament history in 30 years to do so.
Luka Doncic Awards & Achievements
- 3× NBA All-Star in 2020–2022.
- 3× All-NBA First Team in 2020–2022.
- 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× EuroLeague Rising Star in 2017, 2018.
- EuroLeague 2010–20 All-Decade Team in 2020.
- Eurostar Player of the Year in 2019.
- 3× Liga ACB champion in 2015, 2016, 2018.
- Liga ACB MVP in 2018.
- All-Liga ACB First Team in 2018.
- 2× ACB Best Young Player in 2017, 2018.
- 3× ACB All-Young Players Team in 2016–2018.
- 2× Spanish King’s Cup winner in 2016, 2017.
- 2× Trofeo Costa de Sol champion in 2016, 2017.
- FIBA Intercontinental Cup champion in 2015.
- EB Next Generation Tournament champion in 2015.
- EB Next Generation Tournament MVP in 2015.
- Slovenian Sportsman of the Year in 2018.
Luka Doncic Net Worth
Luka Doncic’s net worth is estimated at $25 million dollars. His profession is a famous Slovenian Basketball player and played so many matches in various teams and earned money for them. Luka Doncic annual salary is $8,049,422 as of December 2022. He signed a new deal that will kick in during the 2022-23 season and will keep Luka Doncic under contract with Dallas until 2027.
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Luka Doncic Amazing Facts
- Currently, Luka Doncic played for Dallas Mavericks.
- His position in his team is Point Guard.
- Luka Doncic’s jersey number is 77.
- He has frequently been described as a “position-less guard” with attributes of a point guard, shooting guard, and small forward.
- Luka Doncic has been praised for his exceptional size and strength in the guard position.
- He was widely seen as one of the best and most accomplished European prospects of his generation.
- Slam magazine considered Doncic the “best international prospect ever,” and sports website SB Nation called him the “most accomplished NBA prospect in decades.
- His basketball IQ, intangibles, and skills have been considered his primary assets, and he is seen as an elite facilitator, especially on the pick-and-roll.
- His lack of lateral quickness to stay in front of most NBA point guards and wings has been labeled one of his main flaws.
- Luka Doncic compared himself to Ben Simmons due to his versatility.
- He likened his stepback 3-pointers to James Harden, his passing ability to Larry Bird, and his court vision to LeBron James.
- In December 2019, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich called Dončić’s playing style “Magic Johnson-like” because “he sees the floor in that same way.”
- During his first career playoff game versus the LA Clippers, TV analyst and former point guard Mark Jackson reiterated his view of Doncicling him “an absolute combination of Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.”
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