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Luka Doncic named to All-NBA First Team for a second consecutive season

The third-year superstar is racking up accolades in a hurry.

NBA: Playoffs-Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas Mavericks Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Luka Doncic earned All-NBA First Team honors for the second consecutive season the NBA announced Tuesday night. He’s joined by league MVP Nikola Jokic, Giannis Antetekounmpo, Stephen Curry and Kawhi Leonard.

Doncic is the youngest player in league history to notch multiple All-NBA First team selections joining Kevin Durant, Rick Barry and Max Zaslofsky as the only players to earn multiple first-team honors before turning 23.

The Mavericks superstar also joins a pantheon of iconic players like George Gervin, David Thompson, Larry Bird, David Robinson, Penny Hardaway and Tim Duncan as one of seven players since the NBA/ABA merger to earn All-NBA First Team two or more times in their first three seasons.

The Slovenian native continued his scorching pace in his third NBA season. He averaged 27.7 points, eight rebounds and 8.6 assists while logging 34 minutes per game in 66 total games this season. He was sixth in the league in scoring and finished top 25 for scoring, rebounding and assists for a second straight season.

Doncic’s NBA resume is downright staggering in three short years. After the 2020-21 season, he’s recorded the 11th most triple-doubles all time. He’s become the sixth player in history to start multiple All-Star games before turning 23, matching LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Isiah Thomas and Rick Barry. He earned three Player of the Week awards sitting right behind Dirk Nowtizki (four times) as the only Mavericks to receive the nod three times or more in one season.

Doncic once again proved he was ready for the big stage in the Mavericks first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers. He averaged 35.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and 10.3 assists in 40 minutes per game matching Russell Westbrook as the only players in league history to average 35 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists in a playoff series. He also led the Mavericks in points and assists in all seven games, something only Oscar Robertson and LeBron James have done in a seven-game series.

Doncic’s post season put him in even more rarified air as he is the only player in NBA history with career playoff averages of 30 points, eight rebound and eight assists. He also climbed past Michael Jordan for highest career scoring average in playoff history (minimum of 10 games).

Astonishingly, Doncic keeps getting better and is on his way to many more awards. See the rest of the All-NBA teams below.

Stats courtesy of Mavericks’ PR.