Giannis Sina Ougko Antetokounmpo is a Greek professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. Born in Greece to Nigerian parents, Antetokounmpo began playing basketball for the youth teams of Filathlitikos in Athens. In 2011, he began playing for the club's senior team before entering the 2013 NBA draft, where he was selected 15th overall by the Bucks. Antetokounmpo's combination of size, speed and ball-handling skills led to his nickname the "Greek Freak". In 2016–17 he led the Bucks in all five major statistical categories and became the first player in NBA history to finish a regular season in the top 20 in all five statistics of total points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks. He received the Most Improved Player award in 2017. He has received four All-Star selections, including being selected as the Eastern Conference captain for 2020, and led the Eastern Conference in voting in 2019.
|Born:||December 6, 1994, Athens, Greece|
|Listed height:||6 ft 11 in|
|Listed weight:||242 lb|
|NBA draft:||2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15, Milwaukee Bucks|
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About Giannis Antetokounmpo
Tall, versatile and athletic wing player known as The Greek Freak who was named NBA MVP in 2019 after leading the Milwaukee Bucks to the best record in the league. He made his first NBA All-Star Game appearance in 2017 and also received the NBA's Most Improved Player award in 2017.
He played professionally in Greece for Filathlitikos B.C.
He was selected 15th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Bucks. He was an NBA Rising Star as a rookie and in 2015 he was selected to compete in the NBA Dunk Contest.
His parents are named Veronica and Charles. He has four brothers, Kostas, Alexis, Francis and Thanasis. He has been dating volleyball player Mariah Riddlesprigger.
He was drafted 15th overall in 2013, one spot after Shabazz Muhammad.
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