Luka Garza

by John Max 23 Nov,2020
Luka Garza
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Luka Garza
  • Birth Place Washington, D.C.
  • Famous Name Luka Garza
  • Father Frank Garza
  • Mother Sejla Garza
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity White
  • Profession Basketball Player
  • Girlfriend Maggie Mynderse

Luka Garza is an American college basketball athlete who currently plays for the Iowa hawkeyes of the Nig Ten Conference. He was named a consensus first-team and Big ten Player of the year as a junior. He played for the Maret School where he was a four-star recruit.

Washington, D.C. native, Luka Garza was born on 27th December 1998, under the star sign Capricorn. The twenty-one years old is an American by nationality and belongs to the white ethnic background.

Does College Pay Luka Garza?

As a matter of fact, the college athlete does not receive any payment from the college. The NCAA insists that its athletes are, fundamentally, amateurs, and should not be paid.

Not to mention, the ultimate goal is to get a draft in the NBA. Garza is rated as the No. 13 centers and No. 81 overall prospects in the 2020 class by ESPN. The median salary, or middle salary among all NBA players, is $2.96 million. Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is the highest-paid NBA player this season, earning $40.2 million. 

High School And College Career

Luka enrolled at the Maret School in Washington, D.C. but was not able to dunk a basketball until he was a sophomore. As a senior, he averaged 24.6 points, 11.7 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game.

A four-star recruit, Luka chose to play college basketball for Iowa over offers from Georgetown, Georgia, and Notre Dame, among others.

Highlights

  • 2020 Sporting News National Player of the Year
  • 2020 Pete Newell Big Man Award
  • 2020 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award
  • 2020 Consensus first-team All-American
  • 2020 Big Ten Player of the Year
  • 2020 First-team All-Big Ten 

Family

Luka was born to Frank and Sejla. Belongs to half-Bosnian descent, Luka's father is of American origin, and his mother is from Bosnia and Herzegovina, of Bosniak origin. Further, both of his parents have basketball experience: his father played for the University of Idaho and his mother played professionally in Europe who is now an executive assistant at the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Washington, D.C.

His paternal grandfather, James Halm, played college basketball for Hawaii. More, his maternal uncle, Teoman Alibegovic, is the all-time leading scorer for the Slovenia national basketball team. His grandfather Refik Muftic, on his mother's side, was an accomplished goalkeeper who spent his entire career in FK Sarajevo.

Who is Luka Garza's Girlfriend?

Luka Garza is pretty famous on Instagram with 32.8k followers. Keeping updates with his socials, it is known, Luka is dating Maggie Mynderse. Not confirmed, it is assumed the duo met each other in college and starting dating during their college days. 

Luka's girlfriend Maggie Mynderse SOURCE: Instagram @lgarza_55

Garza is an expressive person who often shares a picture with his girlfriend. On the other hand, Maggie is the opposite who has set her Instagram account private and enjoys life behind the camera. However, she visits her boo during the game. 

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