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Which Antetokounmpo Brother Is the Best?

There are five Antetokounmpo brothers total, and all of them are professional athletes. Only one of them does not play basketball professionally. The other four of the Antetokounmpo brothers perform at different levels of the NBA. So who is the best?

How the Antetokounmpo brothers are performing

Among the Antetokounmpo brothers, Francis is the oldest and the only one born out of Greece. His grandparents raised him before joining his parents and siblings in their home country. Francis played a little basketball in Greece, but his career did not take the same direction as his brothers. However, Francis plays professional soccer as a midfielder in a second-tier league in Greece.

Thanasis Antetokounmpo kickstarted his career as a pro basketball player in Greece with the club Filathlitikos, where he averaged 12.2 points in every game in 2012-13.

During the 2013-13 season, Thanasis played a single game in the NBA development league for the Delaware 87ers. He had 4.3 rebounds and 12 points. Then, Thanasis played for the Westchester Knicks for three seasons, but they did not renew his contract. Fortunately, Thanasis was signed to the Milwaukee Bucks and sent to the G League.

The best Antetokounmpo brother in the NBA

NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is among the best players in the league today. He managed 5.9 assists and averaged 27.7 points and 12.5 rebounds as he led the Milwaukee Bucks to their league-best record in the regular season at 60-22. Giannis is only 24 years old, so he could get even better as he adjusts to the NBA.

Kostas Antetokounmpo was the final pick of the 2018 NBA Draft, joining the Philadelphia 76ers, who later traded him to the Mavericks. Then, Kostas joined the Los Angeles Lakers in a two-way contract with the South Bay Lakers of the NBA G League.

The youngest Antetokounmpo brother

Alex Antetokounmpo faces very high expectations when it comes to sports. The 17-year-old youngster shows extreme talent and has his whole basketball future ahead of him. Alex has already received offers from Ohio and Wisconsin-Green Bay and has been recruited for the 2020 class.

The young player managed to average 19.2 points and 8.2 rebounds in a high school game. At the national level, he’s still flying under the radar, but this will change soon as he’ll play this spring and summer in the AAU circuit.

Giannis praised his younger brother recently, saying that Alex has the potential of doing better than him. According to Giannis, as long as Alex stays motivated and maintains his desire for the sport, he can achieve his goals.

Alex Antetokounmpo’s strengths on the court

A first look at the 6-foot-7, 200-pound forward gives away the length, mobility, athleticism, and size of Alex. He is a versatile player who can guard different positions. He handles the ball well and enjoys shooting the three. 

Alex is capable of floating through positions and also has a flair about him. With a 7-2 wingspan, he should grow in the coming years and become almost seven feet tall. His future depends on his consistent development. Maybe someday he’ll surpass Giannis as the best Antetokounmpo brother in the NBA.