It’s easy to see why Luka Doncic could be the first player taken in the NBA draft.
If you don’t know the name Luka Doncic, it’s time to learn it. Doncic, a 19-year-old 6'8" Slovenian swingman playing for Real Madrid, could be the first pick in this summer’s NBA draft—and he showed why on Friday.
Doncic scored a team-high 24 points in a road win over Red Star Belgrade, adding nine rebounds, four assists and three steals. But the kicker was a game-winning step-back three with less than a second left that caused his defender to crumple to the floor.
Walk-off game-winner from Luka Doncic, who finished with 24 PTS (7-for-12 FGs), 9 REBS, 4 AST and 7 TOV in 31 MIN. Not many 19-year-olds in the world comfortable taking and making that shot on the road in an atmosphere like Pionir. Looked every bit of a potential #1 pick tonight. pic.twitter.com/VyFAeuUL0S— Mike Schmitz (@Mike_Schmitz) March 30, 2018
It must have been extra sweet for Doncic, who grew up rooting for Red Star.