Giannis Antetokounmpo

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Giannis Antetokounmpo
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Antetokounmpo with the Bucks in 2018
No. 34 – Milwaukee Bucks
PositionPower forward / Small forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1994-12-06) December 6, 1994 (age 28)
Athens Greece
NationalityGreek
Listed height211 cm (6 ft 11 in)
Listed weight110 kg (243 lb)
Career information
NBA draft2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2013Filathlitikos
2013–presentMilwaukee Bucks
Career highlights and awards

2021 NBA Champion 2021 Finals MVP 2021 Defensive Player of the Year

Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Giannis Sina Ougko Ugo Antetokounmpo (born December 6, 1994) is a Greek professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nearly 211 cm (6 ft 11 in), Antetokounmpo's combination of size, speed and ball-handling skills led to his nickname the "Greek Freak". He is the 2019 NBA Most Valuable Player.

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. He declared himself eligible for the NBA Draft in 2013 and was selected 15th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks.

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 total points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks (although totals are not the statistics used to determine league leaders, in which case the stat is not true; and several players have completed seasons with higher average ranks among the five statistics, such as Michael Jordan in 1987-88 and 1988-89).[1] He received the Most Improved Player award in 2017. He has received three All-Star selections, and led the Eastern Conference in voting in 2019. He was named NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) in June 2019.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo finishes breakout season in league of his own". NBA.com. April 12, 2017. Archived from the original on April 14, 2017. Retrieved April 13, 2017.