Men’s Basketball Update: Kostas Antetokounmpo Drafted by Dallas Mavericks

Michael Crouchley
Staff Writer

The University of Dayton had gone a full 28 years without having a player drafted into the NBA, until last night. With the 60th and final pick in the 2018 draft, former redshirt-freshman forward Kostas Antetokounmpo was selected by the Dallas Mavericks.

Assuming Antetokounmpo makes the team, he will be the third member of his family to play in the NBA. Kostas’ oldest brother, Thanasis, made two appearances for the New York Knicks in 2013.

However, Dallas will be hoping Kostas shows more similarities to his middle brother Giannis, aka “The Greek Freak”, who has become one of the NBA’s best players for the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Antetokounmpo averaged only 5.2 points-per-game to go along with 2.9 rebounds in his lone season at Dayton.

Despite this, he’s seen as a player with high upside because of his athleticism and his potential as a defender… his last name probably doesn’t hurt either.

You will likely be able to watch Antetokounmpo in action when Dallas’ summer league team takes on Phoenix on Friday, July 6 at 6:30 PM. The game will air on ESPN.

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