Jusuf Nurkic Biography

( 1994 - )

Facts of Jusuf Nurkic

Date of Birth: 1994, August 23
Age: 24 years old
Birth Nation: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Height: 7 Feet
Birth Name Jusuf Nurkic
Famous Name Jusuf Nurkic
Father Hariz Nurkic
Nationality Bosnian
Birth Place Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Currently Working For Portland Trail Blazers
Salary $11,111,111
Net Worth $16 million
Weight in KG 125 kg
Girlfriend Emina Duric
Squad No 27
Profession NBA player
University attended Bosnia and Herzegovina
Father Nationality Bosnian
Mother Nationality Bosnian
Position in Team Center
Birth Date 23rd August 1994
Siblings Kenan Nurkic
No. of Twitter Followers 50.7k
No. of Instagram Followers 299k
Height 7 feet
Weight 125 kg

A Bosnian professional basketball player Jusuf Nurkic currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nurkic plays the position as a Center. 


In the 2014 NBA draft, Nurkic was picked by the Chicago Bulls with the 16th overall pick. Likewise, he further played for Cedevita Zagreb and Denver Nuggets. Moreover, Nurkic is also the member of the Bosnian National Basketball team. 

Jusuf Nurkic Early life and Education

Jusuf Nurkic was born on 23rd August 1994, in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was raised by his father Hariz Nurkic who is a police officer in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Nurkic grew up along with his brother Kenan Nurkic

CAPTION: Jusuf Nurkic and his grandmother SOURCE: Instagram

Nurkic belongs to a Bosnian nationality. He completed his graduation from the Bosnia and Herzegovina college. 

Jusuf Nurkic Professional Career

Jusuf Nurkic began playing basketball at the age of 14. Initially, he played for Zlatorog Laško and later traded to Union Olimpija to play the Nike International Junior Tournament. Nurkic took training with Cedevita Zagreb for a few months signed a four-year contract with them.

Nurkic averaged 1.8 points per game in the Euroleague for Zagreb. Similarly, in his second season, he averaged 11.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Nurkic was even nominated for the FIBA Europe Young Player of the Year Award in 2014. In October 2014, Nurkic was drafted by Chicago Bulls with 16th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft

YouTube: Jusuf Nurkic Highlights

However, Nurkic was traded to Denver Nuggets. He made his NBA debut on 29 October 2014 and recorded 5 points and 7 rebounds. During the 2016–17 season, Nurkic scored his career-high 23 points on 26th October 2016. Later, he was traded to Portland Trail Blazers in exchange of Mason Plumlee

In his debut match for Blazers, Nurkic recorded 13 points and seven rebounds. Nurkic re-signed a four-year contract with Blazers on 6th July 2018 and plays alongside C. J. McCollum, Seth Curry, Meyers Leonardand others. Besides his NBA career, he is also the member fo Bosnian national basketball team. 

Jusuf Nurkic Personal Life

So far, Jusuf Nurkic is not married, however, he is currently dating his girlfriend Emina Duric who is from Tuzla, Bosnia. As per the source, his partner Emina was a candidate for Rotary Club in her hometown in 2014

CAPTION: Jusuf Nurkic and his girlfriend Emina Duric SOURCE: Instagram

The pair is happily enjoying their love life. They often spend their time together and Nurkic frequently shares adorable photos of his girlfriend on his Instagram. Along with his profession, Nurkic is successfully maintaining his love life too. 

Although the duo is dating, neither Nurkic nor Emina has mentioned any plans of getting engaged or married. So far, there are no any rumors of their breakup and other affairs. Besides this, there are no any records of Nurkic's past relationships. 

Jusuf Nurkic Net worth and Salary

Jusuf Nurkic currently has an estimated net worth of around $16 million. From his career as a basketball player, Nurkic earns a fortunate amount of money. Previously he played for clubs including Cedevita Zagreb and Denver Nuggets.

Currently, Nurkic plays for Portland Trail Blazers of NBA. He signed a four-year contract with Blazers for $48 million on 6th July 2018. The contract included an average annual salary of $12 million and the base salary of $11,111,111

Jusuf Nurkic Age, Height, and Weight

Aged 24, Jusuf Nurkic the handsome hunk stands the perfect height of 2.13 m i.e. 7 feet tall and weighs 125 kg which is 275 lbs. 

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