44 Facts About Luka Doncic

1. Luka Doncic has done a little bit of everything this season for the Mavericks, but his play against the Utah Jazz Tuesday was one of his best this season.

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2. Luka Doncic was the No 3 overall pick in last month's draft.

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3. Luka Doncic is one of the top prospects in the 2018 NBA Draft.

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4. Luka Doncic has yet to participate in any live practices for the Mavericks for a myriad of reasons.

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5. Luka Doncic pretends to pass the ball behind Rudy Gobert and instead scores the easy basket.

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6. Luka Doncic takes off in the lane to throw down a savage one-hand jam against the Rockets.

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7. Luka Doncic represented the Slovenian club, Union Olimpija, at the under-14 Vasas Intesa Sanpaolo Cup in Budapest where he emerged Most Valuable Player, despite finishing as runners-up to FC Barcelona.

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8. Luka Doncic does enter the NBA with a great deal of hype, something that is somewhat unusual given the general skepticism that often surrounds European prospects.

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9. Luka Doncic will enter the NBA at 19 years old, the same age as the majority of freshman prospects declaring for the draft.

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10. Luka Doncic enters the NBA with a strong handle on the English language.

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11. Luka Doncic is from Slovenia, but moved to Spain to play for Real Madrid.

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12. Luka Doncic enters the NBA with a better resume after playing professionally for Real Madrid for over three seasons, and dominating much older players.

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13. Luka Doncic led Real Madrid to a Euro League title, and became the youngest player to win a Final Four MVP.

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14. Luka Doncic says he spends two to three hours a day playing video games like FIFA and Overwatch.

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15. Luka Doncic has not commented publicly about his relationship with his father.

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16. Luka Doncic is originally from Ljubljana, Slovenia, but moved to Madrid, Spain to play pro basketball for Real Madrid.

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17. Luka Doncic is a great middle-round play this season and will have his turnovers.

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18. Luka Doncic scores 20 points in a win over the Rockets.

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19. Luka Doncic is outplaying his competition every night [The Smoking Cuban—Kohl Rast].

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20. Luka Doncic scores 20 in the victory over the Rockets [The Smoking Cuban—Tyler Watts].

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21. Luka Doncic is averaging 19.1 points per game after 19 games as a 19-year-old.

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22. Luka Doncic is good to go for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

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23. Luka Doncic wasted no time alerting coach Rick Carlisle to what the future of the Mavericks might look like.

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24. Luka Doncic shines as Mavs beat Celtics, get back to.

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25. Luka Doncic has lived up to the hype during the early stages of his NBA career.

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26. Luka Doncic will look to continue his stellar rookie campaign when his Mavs visit the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.

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27. Luka Doncic is shooting just under 40 percent from three this year.

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28. Luka Doncic is a star in the making, no question about it.

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29. Luka Doncic made the crowd rise up to its feet multiple times in the first half Wednesday against Houston.

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30. Luka Doncic ended the first half by pulling up for a buzzer-beater three from just inside halfcourt that gave Dallas an 18-point lead.

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31. Luka Doncic makes several sweet shots, including near-halfcourt buzzer-beater and blow-by dunk.

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32. Luka Doncic has the highlight reel of an NBA Rookie of the Year.

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33. Luka Doncic is represented by agent Bill Duffy of BDA Sports, with whom he signed in February 2017.

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34. Luka Doncic has the Latin phrase "Non desistas, non exieris", his jersey number 7, and the image of a tiger tattooed on his left forearm.

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35. Luka Doncic can speak four languages: Slovenian, English, Spanish, and Serbian.

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36. Luka Doncic has compared himself to Ben Simmons due to his versatility.

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37. Luka Doncic was a member of the Slovenian squad for EuroBasket 2017, where his country won its first gold medal, after going undefeated in the tournament.

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38. On September 22, 2016, Luka Doncic announced that he would represent the senior men's Slovenian national team for the rest of his career.

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39. On June 21, 2018, Luka Doncic was selected with the third overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2018 NBA draft.

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40. Luka Doncic scored a team-high 17 points in a EuroLeague victory over Zalgiris Kaunas on December 8, 2016.

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41. Luka Doncic became the 21st player ever to debut in the EuroLeague before turning 17.

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42. In January 2015, Luka Doncic 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.

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43. In September 2012, at 13 years of age, Luka Doncic signed a five-year contract with Real Madrid, immediately standing out on the under-16 team with coach Paco Redondo.

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44. Luka Doncic is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Slovenian national team.

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