Kostas Antetokounmpo Biography – Kostas Antetokounmpo is a Greek-Nigerian professional basketball player who plays in the Greek Basket League and EuroLeague for Panathinaikos. Prior to joining the Greek Basket League, he was drafted in 2018 by the Philadelphia 76ers and then traded immediately to the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Kostas also starred for the Texas Legends, Los Angeles Lakers and the South Bay Lakers. He won the NBA Championship with the Lakers in 2020. He has also played in the Greek national teams at both the junior and the senior levels.
Who is Kostas Antetokounmpo?
Konstantinos Ndubuisi “Kostas” Antetokounmpo was born on November 20, 1997 in Sepolia in Athens, Greece. He is the fourth of the five sons birthed to Victoria and Charles Antetokounmpo. His parents were immigrants from Nigeria. While is father was a Yoruba, his mother is an Igbo.
Antetokounmpo grew up alongside his four brothers; Francis, Giannis, Thanasis and Alex. Apart from Francis, the oldest who is a professional association football player, the other three are all professional basketball players.
Antetokounmpo began his early education in Athens. After his older brother Giannis was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2013 NBA draft, the whole family moved to Milwaukee where he attended Dominican High School in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. He played high school basketball during his junior and senior years, leading his team to a state championship.
Upon completion from high school, Antetokounmpo enrolled at University of Dayton, where he continued in his sport. Initially, he was red-shirted in his game with the Flyers during the 2016-17 season as a “partial qualifier”, having played his first two years of high school basketball in Greece.
He was deemed qualified in the 2017-18 season. Antetokounmpo’s debut season saw him 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.
Antetokounmpo was declared for the 2018 NBA draft on March 22, 2018. he was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2nd round, 60th overall pick. He was immediately traded to the Dallas Mavericks where he spent two seasons splitting time between the Mavericks and its NBA G League affiliate, the Texas Legends.
On July 19, 2019, Antetokounmpo was waived by the Mavericks. Just three days later, Antetokounmpo was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Lakers on July 22, 2019 on a two-way contract.
He won the NBA championship with the Lakers a year later in 2020, becoming the first Greek-born player to achieve that feat before his older brothers Giannis and Thanasis did same with the Milwaukee Bucks one season later.
During the 2021-22 season, Antetokounmpo joined the French LNB Pro A and the EuroLeague, signing for ASVEL Villeurbanne. He played a total of 28 games that season where he averaged 5.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 0.7 blocks, playing around 13 minutes per contest.
On October 14, 2022, Antetokounmpo signed a two-way contract with the Chicago Bulls. He made no appearance for them at the NBA level before being waived by the Bulls on December 16, 2022.
Antetokounmpo signed with Fenerbahçe Beko of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL) on December 19, 2022. In his 14 games in the league, he averaged 2.7 points and 0.8 rebounds, playing around 7 minutes per contest, before mutually parting ways with the club to join Panathinaikos of the Greek Basket League and the EuroLeague.
What is Kostas Antetokounmpo’s age, height and weight?
Kostas Antetokounmpo, born on November 20, 1997 in Sepolia, Athens, Greece is currently 25 years old. He stands at 6 feet 10 inches and weighs in at 93 kilograms (205lb).
What is Kostas Antetokounmpo’s Nationality and Ethnicity?
Kostas Antetokounmpo is a Greek-Nigerian national. He is of mixed ethnicity.
What is Kostas Antetokounmpo’s profession?
Kostas Antetokounmpo is a professional basketball player. He currently plays as a center for Panathinaikos of the Greek Basket League and the EuroLeague.
Who are Kostas Antetokounmpo’s parents?
Kostas Antetokounmpo was born to Nigerian parents Charles Antetokounmpo and Veronica Antetokounmpo. His father was a former Nigerian soccer player whereas his mother a high jumper.
Who Kostas Antetokounmpo’s Siblings?
Kostas Antetokounmpo has four siblings, all brothers. They are Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Alex Antetokounmpo, Francis Antetokounmpo, and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Does Kostas Antetokounmpo have children?
Kostas Antetokounmpo does not have any children.
Who is Kostas Antetokounmpo married to?
As per reports, Kostas Antetokounmpo is not married but he is dating Demi Filippakou.
What is Kostas Antetokoummpo’s net worth?
Several outlets place Kostas Antetokounmpo’s net worth between US$1 to US$5 million.