Duje Dukan (born 4 December 1991) is a Croatian-American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Wisconsin.

Early life

Dukan was born in Split, Croatia but moved to the United States when he was 10 months old. He grew up in Deerfield, Illinois and attended Deerfield High School. During the 1990s, Dukan was a ball boy for the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. [2] He later played college basketball for the University of Wisconsin. [3]

Professional career

Sacramento Kings (2015–present)

After going undrafted in the 2015 NBA draft, Dukan joined the Sacramento Kings for the 2015 NBA Summer League. [4] On July 22, 2015, Dukan signed with the Kings. [5] On November 13, he made his professional debut with the Reno Bighorns in a 123–121 loss to the Los Angeles D-Fenders, scoring 14 points in 34 minutes of action as a starter. [6] During his rookie season, he received multiple assignments to the Reno Bighorns, the Kings' D-League affiliate. [7] In the Kings' season finale on April 13, 2016, he made his long-awaited NBA debut. In 24 minutes off the bench, he recorded six points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in a 116–81 loss to the Houston Rockets. [8]

Personal life

His father, Ivica Dukan, played basketball professionally in Europe for 15 years and is now an international basketball scout for the Chicago Bulls. [9]

NBA career statistics

Legend
GP Games played GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw percentage
RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Sacramento 1 0 24.0 .200 .400 .000 4.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 6.0