Luka Dončić was born in Ljubljana on February 28, 1999. He began to show his love for the basketball very early. From his very first steps the ball was always on the top of the wish list for birthday presents. Although he already had many, he always found one that he had not had yet.
In his childhood, Luka was at first playing also many other sports. He attended Elementary School Mirana Jarca in Ljubljana, where his gym teacher quickly discovered the Luka’s sports potential. So he did not miss any cross or school marathon. His running activities were the first to fill the showcase in his room with medals.
Luka liked martial sports, too. Judo was the one that made him proudly come home with a medal around his neck.
In the first grade of the primary school, he began to show his basketball talent in the basketball school team. At the same time Luka, who was always full of energy, was also training football, handball, tennis and swimming. Over a period of time he insisted on training all those sports but they took him too much time. Because of school obligations he decided to dedicate himself only to basketball. At that time he was the most outstanding in it.