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Duje Dukan
No. 13 – TAU Castelló
Power forward
Personal information
Born December 4, 1991 (1991-12-04) (age 29)
Split, Croatia
Nationality Croatian / American
High school Deerfield (Deerfield, Illinois)
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
College Wisconsin (2010–2015)
NBA Draft 2015 / Undrafted
Pro career 2015–present
League LEB Oro
Career history
2015–2016 Sacramento Kings
2015–2016 →Reno Bighorns
2016–2017 Cedevita Zagreb
2017–2018 Windy City Bulls
2018 Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2018 Oklahoma City Blue
2019 Capital City Go-Go
2019–2020 Estudiantes
2020–present TAU Castelló

Duje Dukan (born 4 December 1991) is a Croatian-American professional basketball player for TAU Castelló of the LEB Oro. He played college basketball for the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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. He later played college basketball for the University of Wisconsin.

Professional career

Sacramento Kings (2015–2016)

After going undrafted in the 2015 NBA draft, Dukan joined the Sacramento Kings for the 2015 NBA Summer League. On 22 July 2015, he signed with the Kings. On 13 November 2015, 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. During his rookie season, he received multiple assignments to the Bighorns, the Kings' D-League affiliate. In the Kings' season finale on 13 April 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. On 4 July 2016, he was waived by the Kings.

Cedevita Zagreb (2016–2017)

On 3 August 2016, Dukan signed a three-year deal with the Croatian team Cedevita Zagreb. Dukan left the team in January, 2017 in a mutual termination of his contract.

Windy City Bulls (2017–2018)

On January 27, 2017, Windy City Bulls of the NBA Development League acquired Dukan from the Austin Spurs.

Fort Wayne Mad Ants (2018)

On February 12, 2018, Dukan was traded by the Windy City Bulls to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants along with the returning player rights to Henry Sims in exchange for C.J. Fair.

2018–19 season

On August 22, 2018, Dukan was selected by the Capital City Go-Go of the G League in the 2018 expansion draft. However, he was not added to their training camp roster. Instead, he was added to the Westchester Knicks training camp roster but did not make the final roster. Dukan ultimately landed with the Oklahoma City Blue in November, but was waived after three games. He signed with the Capital City Go-Go in January 2019.

2019–20 season

On July 19, 2019, Dukan signed a one-year deal with Spanish club Movistar Estudiantes. He averaged 4.7 points and 1.8 rebounds per game in ACB play.

2020–21 season

On August 8, 2020, Dukan signed with TAU Castelló of the LEB Oro.

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.

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 6.0
Career 1 0 24.0 .200 .400 .000 4.0 1.0 1.0 .0 6.0
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