A graduate student at Wisconsin, Duje Dukan enters his fifth year in the UW basketball program in 2014-15 after earning his undergraduate degree in international studies in May of 2014. For his career, he has appeared in 59 career games, including all 38 in 2013-14. A sweet-shooting big man, Dukan worked his way into the Badgers rotation as a junior and became a valuable piece of UW's Final Four team. After missing the 2012-13 season with mononucleosis, Dukan announced his return with a career-high 15 points and five rebounds in the 2013-14 season-opener against St. John's. His combination of shooting range (37% from 3-point range last season) and his long, 6-10 frame provides a tough match-up from the wing. The son of a Chicago Bulls executive, Dukan has been around professional basketball his entire life, serving as a ball boy during the Bulls' championship years in the 1990s. Born in Croatia and raised in the Chicago area, Dukan spent the summer of 2011 playing with the Croatian National Team in the U-20 European Championships in Bilbao, Spain.
Career (as of 3/4/15)
• Has appeared in 86 career games
• Career-high 15 points vs. St. John's (2013)
2014-15 (as of 3/4/15)
Has played in 27 games ... Chicago-land native had a season-high 14 points (5-7 FG, 2-3 3FG), plus four rebounds and two assists at Northwestern (1/4) ... tallied six points and matched a career-high with seven rebounds in 16 minutes off the bench vs. Nicholls (12/13) ... drained a career-high three 3-pointers and scored 13 points, plus six rebounds in a career-high 33 minutes, to help UW top Oklahoma in the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game (11/28) ... scored eight points and added three rbeounds in 21 minutes to help UW complete a second-half comeback and 68-65 win vs. Georgetown (11/27) ... had 11 points, three rebounds vs. UAB (11/26).
Appeared in all 38 games, averaging 8.1 minutes as a reserve ... averaged 2.8 points and 1.5 rebounds per game ... finished the season shooting 50.0 percent from the field (41-for-82) and 36.6 percent from beyond the arc (15-for-41) ... averaged 4.0 points per game during the NCAA tournament, including an eight-point, five-rebound outing against Kentucky (April 5) in the Final Four ... tallied five points and added an assist in the Sweet Sixteen against Baylor (March 27) ... recorded five points, three rebounds and an assist against American (March 20) in the second round of the NCAA tournament ... scored seven points and added a pair of rebounds in UW's regular-season finale at Nebraska (March 9) ... grabbed a career-high seven boards against Iowa (Jan. 5) ... scored seven points and grabbed three rebounds vs. Saint Louis (Nov. 26) ... set career highs in points (15), rebounds (5) and minutes played (21) against St. John's (Nov. 8) in the season opener, going 2-for-3 from 3-point range and 5-for-6 at the line.
Dukan poured in a career-high 15 points and five rebounds in 21 minutes of action against St. John's on Nov. 8, 2013.
Redshirted season ... suffered from mononucleosis in the fall
Saw duty in 13 games, including UW's NCAA tournament win over Montana ... tallied 2 points vs. Savannah State ... scored 2 points against Bradley ... grabbed career-high 2 rebounds against UMKC ... scored a career-high 4 points in career-high 11 minutes against Kennesaw State
Appeared in 8 games ... saw 4 minutes of action vs. North Dakota, grabbing 1 rebound ... played 3 minutes in season-opener vs. Prairie View A&M, recording first career points (2)
Named first-team all-state by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association as a senior averaging 23 points, 9.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 blocks ... posted 17 double-doubles and had 6 games with more than 30 points ... led Deerfield to 23-3 record and a tie for 1st in the Central Suburban North ... named Lake County Journal Player of the Year ... represented the World Select team at the 2010 Nike Hoop Summit ... earned All-Central Suburban League honors as a junior, averaging 16.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game ... shot nearly 46 percent from 3-point range and 80 percent from the free-throw line as a junior ... posted averages of 25 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists as a sophomore ... also played soccer ... member of DECA ... honor roll student
Pronounced DOO-yay DOOK-in ... born in Split, Croatia and moved to the U.S. when he was 10 months old ... parents are Ivica and Gordana Dukan ... father, Ivica, is the Director of International Scouting for the Chicago Bulls and played professionally in Europe for 15 years ... majoring in international studies
• 2010-11 | 2011-12