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San Antonio Spurs | #19 | Forward

Luka

Samanic

PPG

3.7

RPG

2.1

APG

0.5

PIE

6.5

6'10" | 227lb | 21 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Selected by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round (19th overall) of the 2019 NBA Draft ... became just the fourth player born in Croatia to be drafted in NBA history ... officially signed with the Spurs on 7/1/19 ... played with San Antonio in the 2019 NBASummer League in both Salt Lake City and Las Vegas ...finished 2019 Summer League action with combined averages of 10.2 points, 5.8 boards, 2.6 assists and 1.00 steal in 22.1 minutes over five total contests ... has been part of the Croatian national program since the age of 15 and was named MVP at the 2017 FIBA U18 European Championship after leading Croatia to gold ... over Croatia’s eight-game run, he averaged 13.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.6 blocks ... was also named Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U-18 Honorable Mention for his performance in the 2018 European Championships in Latvia where he averaged 17.0 points, 7.7 boards and 1.3 assists, while shooting .474 from beyond the arc. began his professional career in Spain in 2016 withFC Barcelona’s junior team.

BEFORE NBA

2018-19:Spent the season with KK Olimpija (Slovenia), averaging 10.1 points, 5.9rebounds and 1.1 assists in 20.7 minutes in 17 games in Slovenian League play ... saw action in 12 games in the FIBA Champions League, recording 8.2 points and 5.0 boards in 19.4 minutes