Giannis Antetokounmpo is a Greek professional Basketball player. Currently, he plays for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association.
His full name is Giannis Sina Ougko Antetokounmpo. He is also known as the Greek Freak.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was born on December 6, 1994, in Greece. He is 25 years old as of 2019. He holds Greek nationality, however, his ethnicity is unknown.
Talking about his parents, his father’s name is Charles Antetokounmpo who was a former Nigerian Association football player and his mother, Veronica, is a former high jumper. His parents were born in Nigeria, Later, they migrated to Greece. His father died in September 2017, at age 54.
Therefore, he has two elder brothers named Francis and Thanasis and two younger brothers, Kostas and Alexis.
Giannis went to Humboldt Community School, however, there is no information what he studied.
He has a height of 6 feet 11 inches and his weight is 110 kg. He has black hair with dark brown eyes. His other body measurements are not available.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is currently dating Mariah Riddlesprigger. His girlfriend is also an athlete who plays volleyball at Rice University in Houston, Texas.
Moreover, Giannis has a huge fan following on social media. He has 6.6 million followers on Instagram and 807k on Twitter. Similarly, he holds 956,379 followers on his Facebook account.
Giannis started playing basketball in 2007. By 2009 he was playing competitively for the youth squad of Filathlitikos. He played with the senior men’s team of Filathlitikos in the semi-pro Greek B Basket League during 2011-2012.
In December 2012, Antetokounmpo signed a four-year deal with Spanish club CAI Zaragoza, reportedly including NBA buyouts after each season. With the contract starting with the 2013–14 season, he decided to stay with the Filathlitikos for the remainder of the 2012–13 season.
However, Giannis did not get the opportunity to play for Zaragoza as he was picked up by Milwaukee Bucks as a preliminary draft just when he would have taken the field for the Spanish squad. Since his contract with Zaragoza incorporated a default escape condition, he qualified to play for Milwaukee Bucks. Antetokounmpo made his NBA debut on October 13, 2013, at the age of 18 years. Similarly, he was the integral playmaker for Milwaukee Bucks’ in his third year with the NBA team. In the following year, he was adjudged as Milwaukee Bucks’ star player.
On September 19, 2016, Antetokounmpo agreed to a four-year, $100 million contract extension with the Bucks.
Antetokounmpo debuted for Greece National team at the 2013 FIBA Europe U-20 Championship. He debuted for the Greek senior national team at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup
|Awards and AchievementsNBA – All-Rookie Second Team, 2013NBA – Played in the All-Star Game,2016NBA – Most Improved Player,2016NBA – All-Defensive Second Team,2016NBA – All-NBA Second Team,2016NBA – Played in the All-Star Game,2017NBA – All-NBA Second Team,2017NBA – Played in the All-Star Game,2018NBA – All-Defensive First Team,2018NBA – All-NBA First Team,2018|
His estimated salary is around $40 million.