When Slovenia received gold at EuroBasket 2017, Luka Doncic was an 18-year-old simply starting to place himself as a prime NBA Draft prospect.
Although he struggled with effectivity, he put up respectable numbers as a youngster taking part in alongside and going up in opposition to Europe’s finest. 5 years later, Doncic is the spotlight of the event.
The Mavericks star is main Slovenia in factors, rebounds and assists, averaging 26.6 factors, 7.6 rebounds and 6.8 assists per sport via the tip of group play. Doncic is taking pictures 53.8 p.c from the sector, an enormous step up from his 40.6 p.c mark in 2017.
He is turned up the warmth in his final two video games, following up a 36-point, 10-rebound efficiency in opposition to Germany with a 47-point explosion in opposition to France on Wednesday. Doncic’s 47 factors have been the second-highest complete within the historical past of the EuroBasket event.