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Kostas Antetokounmpo
LDLC ASVEL
Power forward
Personal information
Born November 20, 1997 (1997-11-20) (age 23)
Athens, Greece
Nationality Greek
High school Dominican
(Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin)
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College Dayton (2017–2018)
NBA Draft 2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 60th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Pro career 2018–present
League Betclic Élite
EuroLeague
Career history
2018–2019 Dallas Mavericks
2018–2019 →Texas Legends
2019–2021 Los Angeles Lakers
2019–2021 South Bay Lakers
2021–present ASVEL Basket
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com

Konstantinos Ndubuisi "Kostas" Antetokounmpo ( ahn-TET-ə-KOOM-poh; Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Εντουμπουίσι "Κώστας" Αντετοκούνμπο born November 20, 1997) is a Greek professional basketball player for LDLC ASVEL of the French Betclic Élite and the Euroleague. He played college basketball for the Dayton Flyers. He was drafted 60th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2018 NBA draft, and his draft rights were then traded to the Dallas Mavericks. His brothers Giannis, Thanasis, and Alex are also professional basketball players.

Early life and family

Antetokounmpo was born in Sepolia in Athens, Greece. His parents were immigrants from Nigeria. His late father, Charles, was a former Nigerian soccer player, while his mother, Veronica, was a high jumper. Charles died in September 2017, at age 54. His parents are from different Nigerian ethnic groups—Charles was Yoruba, and Veronica is Igbo.

He has a Nigerian passport, granted to him in June 2013 so that he could gain a visa, and be allowed to legally enter the United States. He officially became a full Greek citizen in 2016.

He is a younger brother of basketball players Giannis and Thanasis, and the older brother of Alex. His oldest brother, Francis, is also a professional association football player.

He began playing basketball with the junior teams of Filathlitikos, in Athens.

High school career

After his older brother Giannis was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2013 NBA draft, Antetokounmpo, along with his parents and his younger brother, Alexis, moved to Milwaukee. He attended Dominican High School in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, where he played high school basketball during his junior and senior years. As a senior, he led his team to a state championship.

College career

After high school, Antetokounmpo moved on to play college basketball at the University of Dayton. In the 2016–17 season, his first with the Flyers, he was red-shirted, after being ruled a "partial qualifier", due to having spent his first two years of high school in Greece. He debuted in the 2017–18 season, averaging 5.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.2 steals, and 1.1 blocks per game, in 15.1 minutes per game.

Professional career

Dallas Mavericks / Texas Legends (2018–2019)

On March 22, 2018, Antetokounmpo declared for the 2018 NBA draft. On May 4, 2018, Antetokounmpo was one of a record-high 69 players to enter the NBA Draft Combine. Antetokounmpo was projected to be a second round selection, similar to his older brother Thanasis, due to his lack of notable progress in his redshirt freshman college season. He was the last pick of the 2018 NBA draft, selected by the Philadelphia 76ers, and then immediately traded to the Dallas Mavericks. Antetokounmpo signed a two-way contract on July 13. Throughout the contract, he would split his playing time between the Mavericks and their NBA G League affiliate, the Texas Legends. He made his NBA debut on March 20, 2019 in a 118–126 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

On July 19, 2019, Antetokounmpo was waived by the Mavericks.

Los Angeles Lakers / South Bay Lakers (2019–2021)

Antetokounmpo was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Lakers on July 22, 2019. He played 5 games throughout the season on a two-way contract and scored a career high 7 points in the team's 136–122 loss to the Sacramento Kings on August 13, 2020. Although he was not selected to play during the finals, Antetokounmpo won his first championship after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in six games. He became the first Greek-born player to win an NBA championship; one season later, his brothers Giannis and Thanasis won their own championships as teammates on the Milwaukee Bucks.

On November 26, 2020, Antetokounmpo re-signed with the Lakers to a two-way contract.

ASVEL (2021–present)

On July 16, 2021, Antetokounmpo signed with LDLC ASVEL of the French Betclic Élite and the Euroleague.

National team career

Antetokounmpo played with the junior Greek Under-20 national team. He played at the 2016 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship Division B, where he won a bronze medal. During the tournament, he averaged 1.3 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 0.3 assists per game.

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018–19 Dallas 2 0 5.3 .000 .500 .5 .0 1.0 .0 1.0
2019–20dagger L.A. Lakers 5 0 4.0 1.000 .500 .6 .4 .0 .0 1.4
2020–21 L.A. Lakers 15 0 3.7 .300 .462 1.3 .1 .1 .3 .8
Career 22 0 4.0 .375 .474 1.0 .1 .2 .2 1.0

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Dayton 29 6 21.1 .574 .133 .516 2.9 .4 .2 1.1 5.2
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