Mavericks: Mike Schmitz calls Luka Doncic “best prospect he ever saw”

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic earned the honor of being named the “best prospect he ever saw” by Mike Schmitz. Find out more here.

The Dallas Mavericks knew Luka Doncic was special all the way back in 2015. He was just 16 years old and already facing NBA competition as Real Madrid came to the U.S. to face two NBA teams in preseason action. Doncic earned a few minutes. His talent was evident.

The Mavs believed he could be special. It was right in front of every GM in the NBA. Luka was winning MVP awards while leading his teams to championships. It was not just Real Madrid either. Doncic and Goran Dragic willed Slovenia to a EuroBasket title in 2017. He was defeating NBA players before he was draft eligible.

Doncic is arguably the most accomplished prospect to ever enter the draft. There is a reason he earned the nickname Wonder Boy. Luka was barely a teenager when he became a professional. He remains truly special on the basketball court.

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Schmitz’s best prospect

ESPN asked its experts about the best prospects they ever watched play in person. They compiled the list for an article that fans can find here. It features stories of young Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and others. Please, check it out.

Mike Schmitz gave his nod to Luka Doncic. He tells a story of watching him sink a game-winning shot in enemy territory of a EuroLeague game just before the NCAA Final Four. Mavericks fans must-read the article for an exhilarating story.

It should come as no surprise that Luka was named as one of the best prospects. He was the Mavericks’ best player from opening night of his rookie season. Doncic has already transformed into a top ten player in the NBA, and the sky is the limit.

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Mavs supporters should be excited about the future of the organization with Luka at the helm. Expect it to be a fun and wild ride.