Luka Doncic was the most mentioned name when he scored 60 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists. This is a record number that makes Doncic the youngest player in NBA history to have a double 60 points in a game. The player born in 1999 also became the only person in the NBA up to this point to score 60 points in a game twice.
Luka Doncic (77) becomes the youngest player in NBA history
Born in Ljubljana, Doncic showed his quality as a youth player for Union Olimpija, before joining the youth academy of Spanish club Real Madrid. He made his first-team debut in 2015, at the age of 16, thereby becoming the youngest player in the club’s history to do so.
Two years later, he led Madrid to the 2018 Euro League title, winning the EuroLeague MVP as well as the Final Four MVP. Doncic was also named ACB Player of the Year and has won consecutive EuroLeague Rising Star and ACB Young Player of the Year awards. He was also selected to the EuroLeague 2010-20 All-Decade Team.
In 2018, Doncic joined the NBA draft and became a member of the Dallas Mavericks. He was unanimously selected to the NBA All-Rookie First Team and won Rookie of the Year for the 2018–2019 season. During his second season in the NBA, he was selected for the first NBA All-Star game of his career.
Many veteran coaches, superstars, NBA legends and even prestigious experts have given winged praise to the 23-year-old Slovenian talent. All have a belief that Luka Doncic will become a top superstar in the future.