When Milwaukee Bucks standout Giannis Antetokounmpo got to the NBA he stood 6-foot-9. But the intriguing prospect quickly sprouted up to 6-11 and has since become one of the best forwards in the NBA.
Giannis’ brother – Kostas Antetokounmpo – is in the midst of a similar growth spurt, except his is ahead of schedule.
In the spring, the younger Antetokounmpo was just 6-8. Now the senior at Milwaukee (Wisc.) Dominican stands 6-11 and is equipped with a lengthy set of arms, that resemble his older brothers.
Antetokounmpo tries to play the game like his brother, as well.
“I play between the three and the four,” Antetokounmpo told Scout. “I post up a little, but I play mostly the three.”
Through 10 games this year, Antetokounmpo has certainly shown his versatility and averages 10.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks a game.
“I have good vision and I see the whole court,” Antetokounmpo said when asked about his strengths. “I can pass the ball and I run up and down the floor and then my defense.”
“I want to improve on playing faster and my post moves,” he added.”
Although Antetokounmpo’s older brother didn’t go the college route, he will have to and he currently holds a pair of scholarship offers.
“There are some other schools talking to me too,” he added.
The other schools include Georgia, Texas, Wake Forest and Xavier.
Of the schools involved, Antetokounmpo said he’s built the best relationships with Iowa State and St. John’s. What sticks out about those two schools?
“I think I like the way they play and I think my game will get better there,” Antetokounmpo said about St. John’s. “I think if I’d go there, I’d improve.”
“It’s kind of the same thing,” he said when pressed about St. John’s. “I think if I go there, they would trust me and give me minutes and that my game will improve.”
Antetokounmpo has yet to take a college visit, but said he’s working on setting up a trip to New York for the near future.
“I’m going to visit St. John’s, maybe at the end of the month,” he said.
Antetokounmpo doesn’t have a timetable for making his college choice.