Who Is Jusuf Nurkic’s Girlfriend? His Bio, Family, Religion & Facts

Published Date: 19 Aug, 2020 Updated date: 19 Aug, 2020 By Daniel Roffer

The young talent Jusuf Nurkic is enjoying his seventh NBA season. Apart from his professional life, he is relishing his romantic life with a beautiful brunette girlfriend so far.

Jusuf Nurkic is a Bosnian professional basketball player, who plays as a center for the NBA team, Portland Trail Blazers. On the international level, he represents the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Jusuf Nurkic Bio; Family, Religion, Height

Jusuf was born on 23 August 1994 in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina that makes him 25 years of age. He is the son of Bosnian parents Hariz Nurkić and Rusmina Nurkić. His father Hariz is a police officer in Bosnia and Herzegovina, who has a height of 7 feet and weighs over 250 pounds. He has a younger brother named Kenan Nurkić.

Nurkic is Islam by religion and comes in at least 12 Muslim players in NBA in the 2019-20 season. He pursued his education at his hometown in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He stands at a towering height of 7 feet (2.13 meters) and weighs around 290 lbs (132 kg).

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His NBA Career; Denver Nuggets, Portland Trail Blazers

Jusuf began his professional basketball from the Croatian team Cedevita Zagreb, where he played from 2012 to 2014.

On 26 June 2014, the Chicago Bulls selected him with the 16th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. Later, he was traded to the Denver Nuggets on draft night. Meanwhile, he made his NBA debut in an 89–79 win over the Detroit Pistons on 29 October 2014.

After playing for three seasons with the Nuggets, Nurkic was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers on 13 February 2017. Two days later, he made his debut for the Trail Blazers, coming off the bench in a 111–88 loss to the Utah Jazz. On 25 March 2019, he suffered an injury with a compound fracture of his left tibia and fibula. After recovering from injury, he made his return in a 140–135 overtime win against the Memphis Grizzlies on 31 July 2020.

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Jusuf represents the Bosnia and Herzegovina national basketball team internationally. He was named MVP of the FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship Division B held in 2012. Moreover, he made his senior debut with the Bosnia and Herzegovina national basketball team during Eurobasket 2017 qualification.

Contract & Salary

The NBA player signed a 4-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, worth $48,000,000 in July 2018. It includes $40,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $12,000,000.

Likewise, Nurkic will earn a base salary of $12,000,000 and an incentive bonus of $1,250,000 in the 2019-20 season.

Dating Status; Who Is His Girlfriend?

Well, the 25-year-old is currently dating a beautiful brunette girlfriend named Emina Duric. His girlfriend Emina works as a Pharmacist at Dur-Farm Pharmacy Private Medical Institution in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Moreover, she is a graduate of the University of Tuzla, earning a master’s in Pharmacy in 2018.

The duo has been enjoying their romantic relationship for years. Furthermore, they often make public appearances together, which is evinced by Jusuf’s Instagram posts so far.

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Some Interesting Facts About Jusuf Nurkic

  • Jusuf was discovered at the age of 14 after the news emerged that of his father has beaten 14 people in a fight.
  • He was nominated for the FIBA Europe Young Player of the Year Award in 2014.
  • He underwent surgery to repair a partially torn left patellar tendon on 20 May 2015.
  • His grandmother Hana died due to the complications of Covid-19 in August 2020.
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