Jusuf Nurkic was born on August 23, 1994, in Tuzla. He is a professional basketball player from Bosnia-Herzegovina who, at the age of 24, defended the forerunner team at Portland in the National Basketball Association (NBA) competition. Nurkic’s father was a police officer in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He started his career with the Lasko Zlatorog team in Slovenia.
In 2014, Jusuf Nurkic was placed 16th in the overall standings by Chicago Bulls. However, he has never played a single game for the Bulls because they exchanged him with Denver for Denver in one night. In July of the same month, he signed a contract with them on his rookie scale. His first NBA appearance was in the match against Detroit Pistons, which ended with an 89-79 win. In this game, Nurkic scored 5 points and 7 rebounds.
He remained in the team until February 2017 and was exchanged for Portland Trail Blazers. In March 2017, he scored the highest score of 28 points and 20 rebounds in the game against Philadelphia 76ers. He also made eight assists and six blocks to become the first NBA star after Charles Barkley (1986), thus making a record in a game.
He extended his contract with the franchise in July 2018 and remained in the team until today. Jusuf also works internationally for the Bosnia-Herzegovina national team. In 2012, he was elected MVP of the FIBA U18 European Championship and the 2014 U20 Championship.
Name: Jusuf Nurkic
Birthday: August 23, 1994
Age: 24 Years old