We're minutes away from the start of the 2018 NBA Draft. Who's excited? We can't wait for this thing to get going.
The top European prospect in this year's class is Luka Doncic. The young European star is currently projected to go No. 3 overall to the Atlanta Hawks.
There is some trade talk surrounding Doncic, as the Dallas Mavericks are reportedly very intrigued by him, but it doesn't look like a move is going to be made. He appears to be going to the Hawks at No. 3 overall.
Doncic is at the NBA Draft with his family. He's supported by his mother, Mirjam Poterbin. She's a former model and has been supporting her son throughout his career.
His mom spoke to Euro Hoops about her son's love for the game and when he started to really enjoy it.
"I think that Luka was born with it," she said. "Ever since he started walking, when he was one year old, he was playing with a ball in his hands. He was doing all types of sports. He liked soccer a lot but was too tall to play. As I said, I think that Luka was born to play basketball.”
She added, though, that she never really thought about him being a pro.
“Honestly, I was never thinking about this because, as his mom, what was important to me was to see him happy and his dreams come true. I also think that Luka was never thinking about how far he could go either. He was just happy that he was playing basketball and that was the most important thing.”
She posted the following photo on Instagram before the NBA Draft began. She's a proud mama.
Doncic' mom has been there every step of the way for her son. She's posted a lot of photos on Instagram.
The Doncics are about to be one very, very happy family tonight. Luka is minutes away from becoming a millionaire NBA player.
The 2018 NBA Draft is set to get going at 7:30 p.m. E.T. It will be televised on ESPN.