Luka Samanic Biography

June 2, 2019
First published on:June 2, 2019
by Oliver

Facts of Luka Samanic

Birth Name Luka Smanic
Birth Place Croatia
Famous Name Luka Smanic
Nationality Croatian

Luka Smanic is a Croatian college basketball player, who used to play for Petrol Olimpika od the Slovenian League and ABA league. The player has also been projected as one of the top prospects of the 2019 NBA draft.

This FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship player will be earning a huge amount of money and his net worth will rise rapidly in the coming past few years. Let's dig in and find out all this player's inside out. 

Luka Samanic's Personal Life; Is the player Single or Dating Someone?

The famous 2019 top prospect of the NBA, Luka Samanic is currently single at the moment. Further, Luka is just 19 years old and is too young to get married. Moreover, we don't have any past records of his relationship.

CAPTION: Luka Samanic Playing basketball for Olimpia SOURCE: Instagram

Besides, the player has not been involved in any kinds of rumor or controversy. In addition to this, he is not active in social media like Facebook and Instagram. However, he is active in Twitter and he joined Twitter in February 2017.

Further, on exploring his twitter account, there is much content about basketball. It seems that he is quite attracted to basketball. He shares his basketball skills with his 500 followers. Well, after the player gets signed to the NBA these numbers will increase rapidly.

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Body Measurements of Luka Samanic

Luka Samanic stands 2.10 meters tall in height (6 ft 11 in). Further, he has a well-maintained body that weighs about 209 lb (95 kg). Further, his body measurements are not available. Besides, he has blonde hair and brown eyes.

Luka Samanic's Net Worth; How much will he Earn after signing to the NBA?

Luka Samanic, despite being a famous college basketball player and a famous rising star, his salary and net worth are under review. Further, not all the players are paid to play in the college basketball team. Some players, get paid and some players get a scholarship to cover their tuition fees.

However, Luka, who is also projected to be in the top 30 of the NBA Draft 2019, will receive nearly $5 million as his signing amount with a 4- years contract worth of $9.5 million. Further, his first-year salary might be $1.2 million. Likewise, his second-year salary is projected to be $1.5 million and his third-year salary might be $1.7 million.

Luka Samanic's Early life; Life before fame

Luka Samanic was born on 9 January 2000, in Zagreb, Croatia. Talking about his family background, he has not disclosed anything about his family members. Further, Lika holds Croatian nationality. However, facts regarding his ethnicity have not been revealed.

Further, the player loves to play football and table tennis beside basketball. He often takes advice from other professional basketball players. He admires Toni Kulkoc quite a lot. Šamanic has also compared his playing style to NBA players Kristaps Porzingis and Kevin Durant.

Luka Samanic's Professional and College career

Luka Samanic started playing basketball at the youth levels with the local club named Zagreb. He collected 29 points, 10 rebounds, 4 steals, and 3 blocks for Zagreb in a 22 November 2014 win over the junior team for Šanac Karlovac. Further, on November, he recorded 43 points, 7 steals and 8 rebounds for the same club Zagreb and helped the team to defeat Samobor.

Professional career

His first professional career debut was with FC Barcelona Basquet B in the LEB Oro. He debuted on 1 October 2017, in a 76–69 win over Força Lleida, playing only 4 minutes. He played for the club in t31 he 2017-2018 season.

Later, on 31 May 2018, Luka signed a multi-year professional contract with Petrol Olimpija of the Slovenian League and ABA league. His reason to join this club was due to some unclarified dispute with the club Zadar.


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