19-year-old Slovenian player Luka Doncic is considered by many to be a front-runner to be selected by the Phoenix Suns with the number one pick in the NBA Draft on June 21.
Adding to his growing list of accomplishments, Doncic was named the youngest-ever EuroLeague Final Four MVP as he helped his team take home a championship this weekend. He scored 15 points with 4 assists and 3 rebounds in 29 minutes as Real Madrid defeated Fenerbahce 85-80.
"It's an amazing feeling," Doncic said during a post-game interview. "It was a really, really hard win. We had to fight to the end. I'm so glad to have these teammates and have these coaches and to have everybody on this team. I'm really happy."
Despite his rising position in pre-draft rankings, Doncic says he still hadn't committed to leaving Europe for the NBA. Last week, he told Eurohoops.net, "Ι'm not sure if these are my last two games [in EuroLeague]. We have yet to make this decision. Perhaps after the season."
Following Sunday's victory, he doubled down on those comments and told ESPN, "I will tell about all at the right time. Right now I just want to celebrate with my team. Soon I will tell."
In April, Kristaps Porzingis told Complex that he believes Doncic is the best prospect in this year's draft. "That's the player I know the best, seen the most, and I've played against," Porzingis explained. "I know him personally. There's no college kid that would be able to put up those kinds of numbers at the highest levels in Europe, playing against professionals, grown men. And he's so young with such confidence, it's unbelievable."
For now, Doncic seems content soaking in the moment and celebrating Real Madrid's big victory.