NBA Draft prospect Alex Antetokounmpo looking to follow in Giannis Antetokounmpo’s superstar footprints
Did you know there’s another Antetokounmpo coming down the NBA Draft pipeline? That would be Alex Antetokounmpo, the youngest of the five brothers in the family. Alex is currently going through the pre-draft process and has recently worked out for the Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs, according to Pacers insider Scott Agness.
The 19-year-old skipped college and played this past season in Spain in order to prepare for the 2021 NBA Draft. The youngster doesn’t have nearly the hype of Giannis Antetokounmpo, but he’s still hoping to be the fourth Antetokounmpo brother drafted. Giannis was a first-round pick in 2013, with Thanasis (51st in 2014) and Kostas (60th in 2018) following in his NBA footsteps as second-round picks.
Now, Alex will see if he becomes No. 4. The Pacers do have two picks at the end of the second round, so they could look to take a chance on the youngest Antetokounmpo brother, who didn’t attend the NBA Draft Combine this year.
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Alex acknowledges he has some serious holes in his games that he needs to work on, but he also believes there’s plenty of talent there that could be molded by the right NBA team:
“Obviously I’m kind of a raw talent, but just my versatility (is a highlight). The fact that I’m able to do a lot of things on the basketball court. Definitely my measurements — I have long arms and the way I can affect the game with my length and stuff like that.”
Who can forget what Giannis looked like when he entered the NBA? Again, we shouldn’t expect even close to that from Alex at this point, but perhaps he winds up being a steal for some team.
At the very least, it would be pretty awesome for yet another Antetokounmpo to make the NBA. It would be an incredible story.