Kostas Antetokounmpo’s, Giannis’ brother, declares for draft and will test waters
According to a tweet this afternoon from Jonathan Givony of ESPN, it was revealed that Dayton Flyers freshman forward Kostas Antetokounmpo, younger brother of Milwaukee Bucks superstar forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, will leave school early and declare for the 2018 NBA Draft.
“Dayton freshman Kostas Antetokounmpo (Giannis’ brother) will declare for the 2018 NBA Draft, according to a source close to the situation. Antetokounmpo will be testing the waters in order to gauge his standing with NBA teams before deciding on his next move,” Givony said.
Based on the name alone, Kostas should get quite a few looks from a decent amount of NBA teams this spring.
“Kostas is going to get quite a few NBA workouts. He’s a super late bloomer (like his brother was) and teams like his defensive versatility. He started off the year impressively, as Mike Schmitz chronicled back in November,” Givony said.
In 29 games during the 2017-18 college basketball season for Dayton, Kostas averaged 5.2 points on 57.4 percent shooting from the field, 2.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocked shots per game in only 15.1 minutes of action per contest. On March 3 in a victory over George Washington University, the 6-foot-10 freshman forward scored a season-high 14 points on 6-of-7 shots made from the floor.
The Antetokounmpo family already has one NBA star who has become a household name to NBA fans across the world. Now, Giannis’ younger brother will find out if he has what it takes to grow and become one too. It will be very interesting to see how Kostas develops and attempts to potentially make a name for himself in the NBA.