Giannis Antetokounmpko is one of the best players in the NBA today. He is coming off of an NBA MVP Award-winning season in which he averaged 27.7 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 5.9 assists while leading the Milwaukee Bucks to the best regular-season record in the league at 60-22. And at just 24 years old, Antetokounmpo still has room to get even better.
The Antetokounmpo surname keeps popping up this offseason. Thanasis Antetokounmpo was signed to join Giannis with the Milwaukee Bucks, and more recently Kostas Antetokounmpo was signed by the Los Angeles Lakers. In total, Giannis Antetokounmpo has two older brothers and two younger brothers. Here’s a look at their athletic profiles.
Francis Antetokounmpo, 6’5”, born in 1988
Francis Antetokounmpo is the oldest of the five Antetokounmpo brothers. Francis was the only one of the five brothers who was not born in Greece. When his parents moved to Greece in 1991, he stayed in Nigeria where he was raised by his grandparents before later joining back up with his parents and siblings.
Francis did play some basketball in Greece, but his basketball career never took off in the same way that his brothers’ did. Instead, he found success as a soccer player, playing midfielder for a professional club in Greece’s second-tier league.
Thanasis Antetokounmpo, 6’7”, born in 1992
Like Giannis, Thanasis Antetokounmpo began his professional career with the Greek club Filathlitikos. In 2012-13 he averaged 12.2 points per game with the Greek squad.
Thanasis played one season in 2013-14 with the Delaware 87ers in the NBA Development League. He averaged 12 points and 4.3 rebounds per game that season.
Thanasis Antetokounmpo was drafted with the 51st overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Thanasis played three seasons for the Westchester Knicks, New York’s D-League affiliate. He made his NBA debut in 2016 but only played in six minutes across two games. The Knicks decided not to renew his contract.
Antetokounmpo has spent his last three years playing in Europe, playing the 2016-17 season with MoraBanc Andorra in the Spanish League and then the last two seasons with Panathinaikos in Greece. He has led Panathinaikos to back-to-back championships and has been named the Greek League’s most spectacular player in both 2018 and 2019.
On July 16, Thanasis Antetokounmpo was signed by the Milwaukee Bucks, reuniting him with his brother Giannis.
Kostas Antetokounmpo, 6’11”, born in 1997
Despite averaging only 5.2 points and 2.9 rebounds per game at the University of Dayton in 2017-18, Kostas Antetokounmpo declared for the 2018 NBA Draft. He was selected with the final pick of the draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, who traded him to the Dallas Mavericks.
Kostas split time between the Mavericks and their D-League affiliate, the Texas Legends. He received only 11 minutes of game time for the Mavericks and was waived by the team on July 19.
The Los Angeles Lakers claimed the 21-year-old off of waivers on July 21.
Alex Antetokounmpo, 6’7”, born in 2001
Alex Antetokounmpo is the youngest of the Antetokounmpo siblings. Giannis recently had high praise for his younger brother:
“I definitely think Alex can be better than me. He stays motivated. He wants this. That’s what makes him special. He’s not satisfied.”
Only time will tell what the future holds for Alex Antetokounmpo. The 17-year-old is currently in the process of deciding on what college he will attend and play basketball for.