Deni Avdija

Deni Avdija

#8 Small Forward Power Forward
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Personal Information

Full Name Deni Avdija
Position Small Forward, Power Forward
DOB (Age) 03-01-2001 (23 yrs)
Height 6 ft 9 in (2.05 m)
Weight 220 lbs (100 kgs)
Draft 2020 - Rd: 1, Pick: 9 (WAS)
Debut 2020

Deni Avdija: A Brief Biography

Deni Avdija is an Israeli–Serbian professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards in the NBA. He plays the small forward position. Son of basketball player Zufer Avija he signed a professional contract with Tel Aviv at age 13. In 2017 he made his debut for the senior team at age 16 the youngest to do so in league history. A couple of years later he was named MVP of the Israeli league, leading his team to the championship that year. Avdija plays for the Israeli national team and has won two gold medals for Israel at the youth level, including at the 2019 FIBA U20 European Championship, where he was named tournament MVP.

He became the youngest player to ever win the Israeli League MVP award. Avdija was also named Israeli League Israeli Player of the Year and was an All-Israeli League First Team selection. He finished the season averaging 12.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game in the Israeli League. In the EuroLeague, Avdija averaged four points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 14.3 minutes per game. He declared for the 2020 NBA draft after the season got over. He was selected 9th overall by the Washington Wizards.

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