Top teen performances: Doncic over Petrovic and Kukoc!

18/Sep/17 12:39 September 18, 2017

Aris Barkas

18/Sep/17 12:39

Arvydas Sabonis, Toni Kukoc, Drazen Petrovic and now… Luka Doncic! For many, the coexistence of the young Slovenian in the same sentence with the giants of European basketball is sacrilege, but his achievements leave no other choice.

By Giorgos Orfanakis /

Young Luka was introduced to the basketball public in the colors of Real Madrid, but the things he has achieved in the current EuroBasket have made even the most skeptical fan bow to his talent.

He finished the tournament as a champ, averaging 14,3 ppg, 8.1 rpg and 3.6 asp! We are talking about a kid that just turned 18 last February, but despite his youth, he stands next to Goran Dragic as a worthy partner in Slovenia’s backcourt.

In the quarterfinal against Latvia, Doncic stopped at 27 points, along with 9 rebounds and some clutch three-pointers. This particular performance bumps the next big thing in world basketball up to 2nd place on the list of the most productive performances of all time for an 18-year-old or 19-year-old player.

Starting in 1981, Eurohoops presents the Top 10 performances with a list that includes some “intimidating” names that prove the greatness of Luka Doncic. The No.1 draft of 2018, right now looks locked in!