Arturs Kurucs Biography

May 8, 2020
First published on:May 8, 2020
by John Max

Facts of Arturs Kurucs

Birth Name Artūrs Kurucs
Birth Place Cēsis, Latvia
Famous Name Artūrs Kurucs
Net Worth $0.3 Million
Salary $100,000
Siblings Rodions Kurucs
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 191 lb (87 kg)
Position in Team Shooting guard
Current team Saski Baskonia
Nationality Latvian
Profession Basketball Player
Girlfriend Izaskun

2020 Latvian League champion, Arturs Kurucs currently plays for the Latvian VEF Riga of the Latvian LEBL, on loan from Saski Baskonia. A professional since 2015, the young talent previously played for Fundacion 5+11. For now, he made himself eligible for the 2020 NBA Draft.

Born on January 19, 2000, under the Capricorn, Kurucs' home town is Cesis, Latvia. The twenty-years-old holds a Latvian citizenship card. Arturs is the brother of Brooklyn Nets forward, Rodions Kurucs.

2020 NBA Draft Prospect: How Much Is Kurucs Earning From LEBL?

Almost five years in professional basketball has helped Kurucs to earn a decent sum of money. As of 2020, his net worth is approximately $0.3 million.

What's more, Latvian guard Arturs Kurucs has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft. His draft stock ranges from late-second round to undrafted. Young talents such as Leandro Bolmaro, Aleksej Pokusevski, Theo Maledon, Killian Hayes, and Deni Avdija are top 5 international NBA prospects. 

Kurucs is just 20 years old, hence, he is an excellent candidate to withdraw from this year's draft and re-enter in the next season as an early entry candidate. Early Entry candidates have until June 25, 2020, to remove from the selection. All draft deadlines are subject to change due to the Covid-19. 

Arturs Kurucs announced for the 2020 NBA Draft SOURCE: Basketball Champions League 2019-20

A shooting guard standing at 6'3″, the 20-year-old Kurucs had a productive run with Riga before the season hiatus. The Latvian player averaged 10.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in 30.4 minutes over 14 games in the Basketball Champions League. 

Similarly, he has been playing for Baskonia since 2017. He averaged 13.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 2.5 assists with the Baskonia B' team in 2018-2019. The Basque side loaned him to Riga in August 2019.

Now talking about the projected contract/salary of the 2nd round draftee, it is three years contract worth $4,198,912, earning annually $1,399,637, which is much higher compared to what he is receiving now. 

Arturs Kurucs' Girlfriend is Izaskun

No. 47 – VEF Riga's shooting guard, Artus Kurus, is currently in a relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Izaskun, an engineer in industrial design and product development. Though there is no exact information when the two started dating, they seem to be together before 2016.  

Arturs Kurucs with his girlfriend SOURCE: Instagram @kurucs.jr

What's more, the basketball player has shared numerous pictures with his bar on his official Instagram. On the contrary, his girlfriend seems to be a low key person who has set her social private. 

Younger Brother of Brooklyn Nets' Forward, Rodions Kurucs

Arturs grew up in Latvia with his elder brother, Rodions Kurucs playing basketball. In fact, their grandfather guided them to the game. Their grandfather, Vladimirs Kiselovs, is a basketball lifer and venerated coach in Latvia.

CAPTION: Kurucs's brother SOURCE: Forbes

Brother Rodions is two years older than him, who was born on February 5, 1998, in Cesis, Latvia. Before being draft in the 2018 NBA Draft, he played for VEF Riga and Barcelona. Currently, he plays for the Brooklyn Nets of the NBA, which picked him in 2nd round with 40th overall.  

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