Luka Božić (basketball)

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Luka Božić
No. 29 – Budućnost VOLI
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueABA League
Montenegrin League
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1996-04-29) April 29, 1996 (age 23)
Bjelovar, Croatia
NationalityCroatian
Listed height2.00 m (6 ft 6 12 in)
Listed weight102 kg (225 lb)
Career information
NBA draft2017 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2012–2014Bjelovar
2014Pula 1981
2014–2017Zagreb
2017–2019Zadar
2019–presentBudućnost
Career highlights and awards

Luka Božić (born April 29, 1996) is a Croatian professional basketball player for Budućnost VOLI of the ABA League. Standing at 2.00 m, he plays at the shooting guard and the small forward positions.

Playing career[edit]

A native of Bjelovar, Croatia, Božić played in the second tier of Croatian basketball for KK Bjelovar until he was picked up by KK Zagreb, a member of the country’s top-flight A-1 Liga, in 2014.[1] He immediately established himself as a scoring threat, averaging 15.1 points a game in the 2014-15 campaign. In the 2015-16 season, Božić increased his scoring output to 17.3 points per contest, draining 48.4 percent of his shots taken (177-366) including 38.4 percent (61-159) from three-point range. In 2016-17, he emerged as the second-leading scorer of the A1 league, compiling averages of 22.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 6.0 assists in 24 A1 contests, shooting 57.6 percent from inside the arc and 31.5 percent from three-point territory.

On April 2017, Božić entered his name for the 2017 NBA Draft. At the end of the June 12 NBA Draft deadline, he would be only one of 10 international underclassmen to officially hold his name for the NBA Draft that year. However, he was not drafted.[2]

On September 2017 he signed a two-year contract with Zadar.[3]

National team career[edit]

He was part of the Croatia youth selections at the 2012 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, at the 2014 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship taking the bronze medal, at the 2015 FIBA Under-19 World Championship taking the silver, the 2015 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship and the 2016 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship Division B.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luka Bozic Basketball Player Profile, KK Zagreb, News, A1 stats, Career, Games Logs, Best, Awards - eurobasket.com". www.eurobasket.com. Retrieved 2017-04-25.
  2. ^ Pascoe, Bruce. "Controversial trade takes the spotlight away from Arizona's Lauri Markkanen". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
  3. ^ "Luka Božić potpisao za Zadar". basketball.hr (in Croatian). 2017-09-19. Retrieved 2017-09-26.
  4. ^ "Luka Bozic player profile". archive.fiba.com. Retrieved 2017-09-26.

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