Darko Jukic – Shooting Guard/Forward – Bakken Bears (FIBA Europe Cup)

Name: Darko Jukic
Born: August 23, 1990
Passport: Danish
Position: Shooting Guard/Forward
Height: 199 cm / 6’6″
Team: Bakken Bears (FIBA Europe Cup)

Darko Jukic is a 199 cm (6’6”) versatile and highly skilled shooting guard/ point forward who is a crafty scorer and passer. Darko is outstanding in getting into the lane and playing off two feet to create his own shot or to get teammates in position to score. His offensive strengths are great all-around game, ability to drive and draw a foul, create his own shot using step-back and pull-up moves, and shooting 3-point shots off dribble or in spot-up situations. Darko can face-up smaller players and use his athletic ability and skills to shoot over defenders, or drive and finish with either hand around the basket. In pick and roll play he is versatile because of his ability to  read the defense. He is highly coachable and keeps it simple as he reads defense well. Darko runs the floor well and makes excellent decisions in transition and half court situations. He is a versatile defender who uses his athletic ability, size, experience, and footwork to stop shooting guards or forwards.

During 2018/2019 season, Darko won Danish Championship with Bakken Bears. In 25 minutes per game in FIBA Europe Cup, he averaged 10 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and shot 52% from the field, 32% from behind the 3-point line, and 86% from the charity line. Bakken Bears lost to Wuerzburg in quarter-finals of FIBA Europe Cup. In Finals of the domestic league, they beat Horsens IC 4:0 to win Danish Championship. Here are his highlights:

During 2017/2018 season, Darko played for Bakken Bears in Danish league and FIBA Europe Cup. He won Danish league and cup championships and played in the Final 4 of FIBA Europe Cup. He averaged 12 points and 4 rebounds and shot 56% from the field, 37% from behind the 3-point line, and 70% from the free throw line.

During 2016/2017 season, Darko played for Krka in Slovenian league and Adriatic (ABA) league. He won Slovenian Super Cup and averaged 7 ppg and 2.5 rpg. During 2015/2016 season, Darko played for Bakken Bears in Danish league and FIBA Europe Cup. He won Danish Cup and averaged 15 points and 4 rebounds.

Darko  spent 2014/2015 season playing for Swedish champions, Sodertalje Kings. He won Swedish championship with them as he averaged 16 points per game and 4 rebounds per game, and shot 55% from the field, 31% from the 3-point line, and 80% from the charity line. He was named Swedish league All-Bosmans 1st team. In 6 EuroChallenge games, Darko averaged 17.5 ppg and 4 rpg, and shot incredible 69% from the field, 42% from behind the 3-point line, and 75% from the free throw line.

Prior to Sweden, Darko played for Jesi in Italian 2nd division where he averaged 8.5 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game. During 20012/2013 season, Darko played for Horsens IC and was MVP of Danish league. He averaged 21.5 points per game, 9.5 rebounds per game, and 4.5 assists per game.

Career

2018/2019 – Bakken Bears – FIBA Europe Cup

10ppg, 5rpg, 4apg, FG: 52%, 3PT: 32%, FT: 86%

2017/2018 – Bakken Bears – Denmark/FIBA Europe Cup

12ppg & 4rpg, FG: 56%, 3PT: 37%, FT: 70%

2016/2017 – Krka – Slovenia/Adriatic League

7ppg & 2.5rpg

2015/2016 – Bakken Bears – Denmark/FIBA Europe Cup

15ppg & 4rpg

2014/2015 – Sodertalje Kings- Sweden/EuropeChallenge

17ppg & 4rpg

2013/2014 – Jesi – Italy 2

8.5ppg & 4.5rpg

2012/2013 – Horsens IC – Danish League

21.5ppg, 9rpg, & 4apg

Achievements

2018/2019 Danish Champion
2017/2018 Danish Champion

2917/2018 Danish Cup Champion

2016/2017 Slovenian Cup Champion
2015/2016 Danish Cup Champion
2014/2015 Swedish League Champion
2012/2013 Danish League MVP

Videos

Highlights:

2018/2019 Full Games – Bakken Bears – FIBA Europe Cup

#8 in white: 19 points, 3 rebounds, & 2 assists vs. Avtodor Saratov

#8 in white: 26 points, 5 rebounds, & 3 assists vs. Cherkasy 

#8 in white: 14 points, 6 assists, & 3 rebounds vs. Steaua Bucuresti

2017/2018 Full Games – FIBA Europe Cup

#8 in White: Bakken Bears vs. Szolnok – 20 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds

Bakken vs. Ventspils – 17 points, 6 rebounds, & 2 assists

Le Portel vs. Bakken Bears – 18 points & 5 rebounds