There are some things which might be sure. One is that Nikola Vucevic is the centerpiece of the Orlando Magic this season, notching over 20 factors and 12 rebounds a sport to steer in each classes.
The opposite is that the franchise is within the midst of its greatest season since 2012, clinching a No. 7 seed within the Jap Convention Playoffs after a 42-40 document and a 1st place end within the division.
One factor will not be completely clear about Vucevic, although: What’s his nationality? He’s spent a lot of his life even earlier than the professionals in America, in addition to time in Montenegro, Switzerland and Belgium.
Let’s check out his background to seek out the complete reply.
Nikola Vucevic Nationality & Ethnicity
First, Vucevic was born on Oct. 24, 1990 in Morges, Switzerland. This doesn’t essentially make him of Swiss ethnicity, because the purpose he was there within the first place was as a result of his father Borislav performed European League basketball.
As Nikola confirmed on Twitter in a playful back-and-forth with Mario Hezonja, he additionally lived in Belgium for 11 years. The submit got here after Vucevic mentioned he was rooting for each Serbia and Belgium within the 2018 World Cup final summer season.
As well as, as Pedro Moura of ESPN writes, the household didn’t transfer again to their residence nation of Montenegro till the land was “strife-free” after the late 1990s/early 2000s civil battle. Each Borislav and Nikola’s mom Ljiljana performed for the Yugoslavian nationwide groups.
Principally, this makes Nikola of Slavic descent, although he claims affinity Belgium, as effectively. You prepared for a complication? He needs to be American.
In an article with the Orlando workforce website, he talked about that he would in the future prefer to turn out to be a U.S. citizen.
“I have already got twin citizenship with Montenegrin and Belgium citizenships, so I’d must decide,’’ mentioned Vucevic, who was again at his collegiate stomping grounds on Tuesday because the Magic practiced at USC. “I’ve utilized for a Inexperienced Card and I believe I’ll positively get that.
“(American citizenship) all will depend on the place I determine to stay on the finish of my profession,’’ he continued. “That’s a very long time from now, nevertheless it will depend on the place my spouse and I wish to stay. Hopefully, we’ll have a number of youngsters by then and we’ll determine the place we wish to go. If I determine to stay right here, it’s very potential that we take that step (towards American citizenship). It simply will depend on what the long run holds for us.’’
He simply had his first son Filip this previous December along with his spouse Nikoleta, who additionally has spent the final decade in America. She performed collegiate volleyball at Queens School in New York on the similar time Vucevic performed for USC in Los Angeles.
Yet another recap, then: Nikola is of Slavic descent with twin citizenship in Montenegro and Belgium, whereas additionally wished to turn out to be an American citizen so he can keep within the States along with his household as soon as he retires.
He’s eight years into his profession, so retirement might come prior to you assume.