Former Dayton forward invited to NBA Draft Combine

Antetokounmpo averaged 5.2 points in his one season at Dayton

Credit: David Jablonski - Staff Writer

Credit: David Jablonski - Staff Writer

Former Dayton Flyers forward Kostas Antetokounmpo was one of 69 players invited to the NBA Draft Combine, which will be held May 16-20 in Chicago. published the full list of players Friday.

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Antetokounmpo spent two years at the University of Dayton. He sat out his freshman season as a NCAA partial qualifier. He averaged 5.2 points and 2.9 rebounds and blocked 31 shots last season and then left the program and the school in March, telling coach Anthony Grant he wanted to pursue a professional career.

“His mindset was he wants to test the waters to see what his prospects are for being in the NBA,” Grant said. “And he felt it was in his best interest to leave school to do it. I’m not trying to judge his decision in terms of basketball, but the timing of his leaving did surprise me with just six weeks of school left.”

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