NBA Draft

Scouting Report

Antetokounmpo isn't expected to make an immediate impact in the NBA like his brother Giannis, but most scouts believe the potential is there. Kostas starred as a senior at Dominican High School in Milwaukee, where Giannis - nicknamed "Greek Freak" - plays for the Bucks, before enrolling at Dayton. He redshirted with the Flyers in 2016-17 and then didn't see much action last season, appearing in 29 games - six starts - and averaging 5.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in just 15.1 minutes. However, if you break those averages down to per 40 minutes (13.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.8 blocks), Kostas becomes an intriguing prospect who will likely get selected in the second round. He has a ton of work ahead of him if he wants to even get close to his two-time NBA All-Star brother's level, but Kostas possesses the athleticism and drive necessary to do so. Scouts say he just needs a chance. Kostas was a reserve as a junior in high school and sat out his first season at Dayton, so he really hasn't had much of an opportunity to show what he can do. He has been given the nickname "Greek Freak 2.0," and while that's a lot to live up to, the fact that Giannis has developed into an MVP-caliber player should be enough for an NBA team to take a chance. Another Antetokounmpo brother, Thanasis, was a second-round pick of the Knicks in 2014 but his NBA resume consists of just two games with New York in 2015-16.

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