Giannis Antetokounmpo has developed a cult following for his athleticism, rapid growth curve (in skills terms) and remarkable down-to-earth sensibility. And his very, very long arms, of course. Well, it turns out that the Greek Freak has a younger brother, who is a bit freaky himself.
Meet Kostas Antetokounmpo (of course his name is Kostas). He’s a senior at Dominican High School in Milwaukee, where he lives and plays in his brother’s shadow … at least for now. That may not be true for long if he continues performing as he did at the Rick Majerus WBY Shootout at Concordia University. As captured by BallisLife’s Scott Comeau, Antetokounmpo connected on Dominican’s game-winner in a 58-56 victory against Kettle Moraine Lutheran.
The younger Antetokounmpo finished with a game-high 19 points in the win, to go with a handful of pretty jaw-dropping blocks, more than one of the perimeter. The 6-foot-9 small forward is already comfortable handling the ball as a psuedo point forward. He can shoot. He can rebound. He sure can get to the ball and block shots.
Right now the senior is reportedly high on Iowa State and Memphis, though he has also received interest from the likes of Kansas, Texas, Florida State and Maryland, among other top programs. With his skill set it’s almost a miracle that he isn’t being chased by every program in the country.