Kostas Antetokounmpo eyeing NBA draft
The younger brother of Giannis Antetokounmpo is considering a move to join his sibling in the NBA this summer…
Kostas Antetokounmpo could soon follow the path of his two older brothers, Thanasis and Giannis, as the former Dayton redshirt is considering declaring for the NBA draft, according to a source close to the situation.
Antetokounmpo, 20, announced he will be leaving the University of Dayton after just one-season with the Redshirts.
A source close to the Antetokounmpo camp has indicated that the 6-foot-10 power forward will not be seeking a college transfer in order to pursue a professional career this summer.
Antetokounmpo will be "testing the waters" in order to gauge his standing with NBA teams before deciding on his next move.
It is not a huge surprise that Antetokounmpo is opting to leave Dayton, though his decision to declare for the draft is not a guarantee as his draft stock likely didn’t improve due to a difficult season with Dayton this past year.
After sitting out all of his last season as a non-qualifier, Antetokounmpo averaged 15 minutes per game this season as he struggled to find playing time despite a promising start.
Should Antetokounmpo in fact declare for this summer’s draft, he will become the second Greek player to do so after Georgios Kalaitzakis he will declare for the draft on 1 April.
If a team ends up drafting Antetokounmpo, the 20-year-old will become the third in his family to be drafted on draft day after Giannis was 15th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2013 and Thanasis – who now plays for Panathinaikos – was a late second-round of the New York Knicks in 2014.