Giannis Antetokounmpo is a Greek professional basketball player who plays in the forward or guard position. Currently a team member of the Milwaukee Bucks, this NBA player is known for his ball-handling skills and athleticism.
Born in Athens, Greece and of Nigerian descent, Antetokounmpo began playing basketball in 2007. When he joined the Filathlitikos, he became known for his on-court skills and went on to be signed with CAI Zaragoza and other major European clubs started to take notice.
In 2013, Antetokounmpo was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA draft. He began scoring double-doubles and led all the NBA rookies with a total of 61 blocks for the entire season.
For the next season, the Bucks extended his contract and began scoring career-high milestones. While the Bucks were able to make it to the playoffs, they were defeated by the Chicago Bulls.
In the 2015-2016 Season, he improved his performance by increasing his points per game average. He had his first career triple-double with 27 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists on February 2016. Antetokounmpo finished the season with 5 triple doubles.