Deni Avdija Biography

April 22, 2020
First published on:April 22, 2020
by John Max

Facts of Deni Avdija

Birth Name Deni Avdija
Birth Place Beit Zera, Israel
Famous Name Deni Avdija
Father Zufer Avdija
Mother Sharon Artzi
Nationality Israeli / Serbian
Profession Basketball Player
Girlfriend Yes

Deni Avdija is an Israeli-Serbian basketball Small forward / Power forward who plays for the Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israeli Basketball Premier League and the EuroLeague. Also, he is a member of the Israeli Senior national team and has won the MVP at the 2019 FIBA u20 European Championship.

Deni Zera, Israel native, Deni Abdija, was born on 3rd January 2001, under the star sign Capricorn. The nineteen years old holds dual citizenship to Israel and Serbia, the latter because his father is a Serbian citizen.

How Much Is Deni Avdija Projected to Earn after NBA Draft?

Playing three years in the Euroleague has helped Avdija has summoned a decent sum of money. Though the salaries in the Euroleague are not as abundant in the NBA, on average, the rooter has a six-digit salary. 

Most recently, Avdija declared his intention for the 2020 NBA draft. He has already submitted paperwork to the NBA. Killian Hayes from Bundesliga and James Wiseman from the University of Memphis is also the top prospects for the 2020 NBA draft. 

Top Israeli basketball prospect Deni Avdija declares fo SOURCE: The Times of Israel

Ranked No. 5 overall, if Avdija goes as per estimation in the 2020 NBA draft, he will have $5,334,100 in his first year and $5,600,600 and $5,876,400 in 2nd and 3rd year as salary. 

As of 2020, Avdija's net worth in under a review. But the hunk is soon to be a millionaire. 

Is Deni Married?

The answer is No. Deni Avdija, 19, is currently dating his girlfriend, who in the military. A matter of fact, the basketball player has reveled only two things about his love life that he has a girlfriend and she is a army. Besides, he has maintained a low key personal life. 

Chilling during vacations SOURCE: Instagram @deniavdia8

Rather than flaunting his personal life in public, Deni is much serious in his basketball player. When asked how complicated chasing the NBA dream can be, Deni said, "I missed a lot of things, There were movies he could see, parties he could have attended, girls he could have dated ("Before I had a girlfriend," he clarifies." Further, he added, "If you want to be a great player, you have to put in the work."

From A Sports Family

Deni's father, Zufer Avdija hails from Pristina, FPR Yugoslavia (now in Kosovo), who is a Serbian citizen of Gorani-Muslim heritage. Zufer, a former basketball player spent 11 years with Crvena Zvezda and was the team's captain in the 1980s, prior to moving to the Israeli Premier League in the 1990s.

His mother, Sharon Artzi, on the other hand, is Jewish-Israeli, was a track and field athlete as well as a basketball player.

Career Awards & Highlights

  • 2× Israeli League champion won in 2018 & 2019
  • 2017 Israeli League Cup winner
  • 2019 FIBA U20 European Championship MVP 

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