Banja Luka’s Nikola Popovic, who started to train basketball in 2000, applied for the NBA Draft in 2019, and he could play in the world’s strongest basketball league.
Twenty-one-year-old Popovic, after the Banja Luka 2000 Basket, moved to Belgrade’s Red Star, with which he played the Euroleague finals in 2015, and was also the junior national of Serbia. With Serbia he won the Bronze in the U17 World Championship in 2014, and a year later he was fifth at the European U18 Championship.
Nikola Popovic, who is 211 centimeters tall, recorded an average of 14.5 points and 7.2 rebounds this season, and progresses year after year. The first year in college was a score of 6.14 points per match, and a year later 9.94. By percentage of shots was third in the ACC, the strongest NCAA conference.
This year’s NBA Draft will be held on June 20, and the story of the last year’s draft – the Slovenian Luka Doncic is still being talked about. He chose Atlanta as the third point and forwarded it to Dallas, where he scored 32.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and six assists in 72 games.