Two-Way Tracker: Meet New Legends Forward Kostas Antetokounmpo

By Jake Winderman | July 18, 2018

Player: Kostas Antetokounmpo

College: Dayton (2017-2018)

Height/Weight: 6-foot-10, 195 pounds

NBA Team/NBA G League Affiliate: Dallas Mavericks/Texas Legends

College Breakdown: Antetokounmpo spent one season at Dayton before declaring for the 2018 NBA Draft. Kostas is the younger brother of two-time NBA All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo and former Knicks forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo. The Greece product only played 15.1 minutes per game during his sole season at Dayton, averaging 5.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game on 57.4 percent shooting from the field. Adjusted per 40 minutes, Antetokounmpo posted 13.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game during his freshman year. Antetokounmpo finished 10th during the 2017-2018 season in blocks per game in the Atlantic 10 conference and was eventually selected with the 60th and final pick of the 2018 NBA Draft.

Scouting Report: At just 20 years old, Antetokounmpo possesses loads of raw talent and has all the physical measurables of a modern NBA power forward. Antetokounmpo has a 7-foot-2.25-inch wingspan and a 9-foot-2-inch standing reach. Kostas, like his brother Giannis, is excellent at finishing around the rim and has a knack for scoring on the move. He’s a talented shot blocker and has the defensive versatility to guard multiple positions off of switches on pick-and-rolls. Antetokounmpo is also a solid ballhandler for his position and has impressive stamina.

Organizational Fit: The Texas Legends will be a great fit for Antetokounmpo to tone his skills as a power forward, improve his shooting and put on some weight. The Legends have groomed multiple frontcourt players for the NBA including Jonathan Motley and Quincy Acy.

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