Born: August 23, 1990
Position: Guard/Point Forward
Height: 199 cm / 6’6″
Team: Bakken Bears (FIBA Europe Cup/Denmark)
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.
In July 2021, Darko signed a 3-year extension with Bakken Bears. This season they will compete in FIBA Europe Cup where he has been one of the most accomplished players.
During 2020/2021 season, Darko played in Basketball Champions League for Danish champs, Bakken Bears. In 8 games, he averaged 12 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. He had 20 points and 4 rebounds in a win against Spanish team Tenerife and 13 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists in a win against Italian team Sassari. In Denmark, they won Danish Championship and Danish Cup.
During 2019/2020 season, Darko won Danish Cup with Bakken Bears and made it to the semi-finals of FIBA Europe Cup before the season got canceled. He had an outstanding season for Bakken in 11 FIBA Europe Cup games as he averaged 13 points and 4 rebounds and shot 56% from the field, 37.5% from behind the 3-point line, and 80% from the free throw line.
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.
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.
2020/2021 Bakken Bears - Basketball Champions League
#8 in white: 20 points & 4 rebounds vs. Tenerife
#8 in black: 13 points, 5 rebounds, & 4 assists vs. Sassari
2019/2020 Bakken Bears - FIBA Europe Cup
#8 in white: 15 points & 5 assists vs. Benfica
#8 in black: 20 points & 4 rebounds vs. Tsmoki-Minsk
21 points vs. Bayreuth
2018/2019 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 Bakken Bears - 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
2020/2021 Bakken Bears - BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE - 12ppg & 4.6rpg
2019/2020 Bakken Bears - FIBA EUROPE CUP - 13ppg, 4rpg, FG: 57%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 80%
2018/2019 Bakken Bears - FIBA EUROPE CUP - 10ppg, 5rpg, 4apg, FG: 52%, 3PT: 32%, FT: 86%
2017/2018 Bakken Bears - FIBA EUROPE CUP - 12ppg & 4rpg, FG: 56%, 3PT: 37%, FT: 70%
2016/2017 Krka - SLOVENIA/ADRIATIC LEAGUE - 7ppg & 2.5rpg
2015/2016 Bakken Bears - 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 - DENMARK - 21.5ppg, 9rpg, & 4apg
2020/2021 Danish Champion & Danish Cup Champion
2019/2020 Danish Champion & Danish Cup Champion
2018/2019 Danish Champion
2017/2018 Danish Champion & Danish Cup Champion
2016/2017 Slovenian Cup Champion
2015/2016 Danish Cup Champion
2014/2015 Swedish League Champion
2012/2013 Danish League MVP