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Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic tops ESPN’s 25 under 25

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks are red hot. Superstar Luka Doncic is playing like the MVP as he has led his team to five straight wins. The 22-year-old is unstoppable. His improved 3-point shooting this season has unlocked yet another level to his incredible game.

Luka is already a two-time All-Star and should make his second All-NBA team after the season. He won Rookie of the Year in 2019 and has three times been named Player of the Week in his career. The accolades continue to pile up for the 22-year-old superstar.

ESPN produced their annual top 25 players under 25 years old (subscription required) on Tuesday. They based the rankings on the player’s “future potential”. Where did Luka fall? Did he top the list for the second straight year? Here is a closer look.

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Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic tops ESPN’s 25 under 25

Bobby Marks, Kevin Pelton, and Mike Schmitz each produced their own 25 under 25 lists, which were averaged to get ESPN’s final ranks. Doncic topped each expert’s rankings on his way to being named the top player under 25. It should come as no shock. Luka is on pace to become the best player in NBA. Expect him to keep putting up monster numbers and leading the Mavericks to wins.

The biggest surprise on the list was LaMelo Ball coming in third in ESPN’s rankings. He was ahead of Donovan Mitchell, Jayson Tatum, Ben Simmons, Devin Booker, and other All-Stars. The ranks were done based on future potential, so the three ESPN experts are high on the rookie becoming a multiple-time All-Star.

Dallas Mavericks fans should be excited about the team’s present and future. Luka Doncic gives them a chance to jump into title contention. Supporters will not want to miss a second of the action. Keep it locked to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest opinions, news, and analysis on the Mavs.

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