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Alex Antetokounmpo
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Antetokounmpo in the 2022 NBA All-Star Skills Challenge
No. 29 – Wisconsin Herd
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Personal information
Born (2001-08-27) 27 August 2001 (age 22)
Athens, Greece
Nationality Greek / Nigerian
High school Dominican
(Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin)
Listed height 203 cm
Listed weight 97 kg
Career information
NBA Draft 2021 / Undrafted
Pro career 2020–present
League NBA G League
Career history
2020–2021 UCAM Murcia
2020–2021 →UCAM Murcia B
2021–2022 Raptors 905
2022–present Wisconsin Herd

Alexandros Emeka Antetokounmpo (/ˌɑːntɛtəˈkmp/ ahn-TET-ə-KOOM-poh; Greek: Αλέξανδρος Εμέκα "Άλεξ" Αντετοκούνμπο, IPA: [aˈleksanðros ˈaleks a(n)detoˈkumbo]; born Adetokunbo 27 August 2001) is a Greek-Nigerian professional basketball player for the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G League. He is the youngest brother of basketball players Giannis, Thanasis, and Kostas.

Early life

Antetokounmpo was born in Sepolia, a neighbourhood in Athens, Greece. He is the son of Nigerian parents, Veronica and Charles Antetokounmpo. He has a Nigerian passport, which was granted to him in June 2013, so that he could gain a visa, and be allowed to legally enter into the United States. He received the Greek citizenship in September 2021, alongside his mother. He started playing basketball at age nine, and in sixth grade, moved with his family to Milwaukee, where his older brother Giannis was playing his rookie season for the Wisconsin Herd of the (NBA G League) National Basketball Association. He attended St. Monica School in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin and initially did not speak English.

High school career

Antetokounmpo played basketball for Dominican High School in Whitefish Bay for four years. As a freshman, he averaged 2.9 points per game, and grew about 12 cm (five inches) to 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) by the time he was a sophomore. Antetokounmpo was a two-time all-state selection and averaged 20 points and seven rebounds per game as a senior. He received scholarship offers from DePaul, Ohio and Green Bay. On 9 May 2020, Antetokounmpo announced that he would play in Europe after graduating from high school, rather than playing college basketball. He was considered a three-star recruit by major recruiting services.

Professional career

UCAM Murcia (2020–2021)

On 22 June 2020, Antetokounmpo signed a three-year contract with UCAM Murcia of the Liga ACB. On 18 October, he made his debut for the club's reserve team in the Liga EBA, recording 28 points and six rebounds, shooting 6-of-9 from three-point range, in an 83–69 win over SCD Carolinas.

Raptors 905 (2021–2022)

After going undrafted in the 2021 NBA draft, Antetokounmpo joined the Sacramento Kings for the 2021 NBA Summer League. The Sacramento Kings then proceeded to win the 2021 NBA Summer League. On 14 October 2021, Antetokounmpo was signed to an Exhibit 10 contract by the Toronto Raptors. However, he was waived the following day to join the Raptors 905 as an affiliate player.

Wisconsin Herd (2022–present)

On November 3, 2022, Antetokounmpo was named to the opening night roster for the Wisconsin Herd in the NBA G League.

On August 31, 2023, Antetokounmpo signed with the Milwaukee Bucks, but was waived the same day. On October 30, 2023, it was announced that he was added to the Herd's 2023-24 training camp roster. On November 10, 2023, Antetokounmpo was named to the opening night roster for the Wisconsin Herd.

Personal life

Antetokounmpo Brothers (cropped)
The Antetokounmpo brothers participating in the 2022 NBA All-Star Skills Challenge

Three of his older brothers, Giannis, Thanasis and Kostas, play basketball professionally, and all three have won NBA championships. Giannis was named NBA Most Valuable Player in both 2019 and 2020. Thanasis and Giannis both won the NBA championship in 2021 playing for the Milwaukee Bucks, with Giannis being named as Finals MVP. Kostas last played for the Chicago Bulls & won an NBA title with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020. Antetokounmpo's father and his oldest brother, Francis, played football in Nigeria. His mother was a high jumper. In September 2021, Alex along with his mother were granted honorary Greek citizenship from the Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Alex, along with hockey player Filip Forsberg and three of his older brothers, Giannis, Thanasis and Kostas, were announced as joining the Nashville SC ownership group in the MLS.

See also

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