Deni Avdija is an Israeli-Serbian professional basketball player who plays for the Washington Wizards
in the NBA
Avdija was drafted as the 9th overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft. Prior to being drafted in the NBA, Avdija began playing professionally for the Israeli team Maccabi Tel Aviv at the age of 16 .
The correct pronunciation of Deni Avdija is Den-ee AHV-dee-yah
Avdija's first name, Deni, is pronounced like the word "den" with an added syllable constituted by a long "e" or "ee" sound.
His last name, Avdija, is pronounced with stress on the first syllable and with a short "a". The "i" in the second syllable is pronounced as a long "e" or "ee" sound, while the "j" in the last syllable is pronounced with a "y" followed by an open sounding short "a".
The pronunciation of Avdija essentially rhymes with "India".