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The Utah Jazz are signing center Luka Samanic from Croatia to a 10-day contract out of the NBA G League’s Maine Celtics, the Athletic reports.
Samanic is averaging 20.6 points and 10.8 rebounds in G League.
A native of Zagreb, Samanic started his youth career with the eponymous basketball club. In 2016, at age 16, he moved to Barcelona, Spain, where he joined the FC Barcelona’s reserve team in the Spanish second-tier league.
Samanic has represented Croatia multiple times in FIBA events, leading his team to a gold medal at the FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship Division B in 2017, while earning most valuable player honors.
A power forward, he was drafted 19th overall by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2019 NBA draft.