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Luka Dončić named to All-NBA First Team

The Dallas Mavericks star led the league in triple doubles during the 2019-2020 season, tallying 17 total.
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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban shakes hands with Luka Doncic (77) after the 117-110 win over the San Antonio Spurs in an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

DALLAS — Dallas Mavericks star Luka Dončić was named to the All-NBA First Team on Wednesday.

Dončić joined Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, Lebron James and Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers, and James Harden of the Houston Rockets.

Dončić, at 21 years old, is the third-youngest first teamer in league history and would have been the youngest ever if the season, and subsequent announcement, had not been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The second-year player averaged 28.8 points, 9.4 rebounds and 8.8 assists during the past season. Dončić was third in the league in assists and sixth in scoring.

He also led the league in triple-doubles, recording 17 over the course of the regular season and postseason.

The first-team honor is one of many Dončić had received since joining the league.

This season, Dončić became the youngest European-born player to start an All-Star Game, and just the third Maverick to start.

He was named NBA rookie of the year during the 2018-2019 season.