NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo visited the University of Dayton on Saturday, playing at the Cronin Center with his brother Kostas and other Flyers.
Giannis, a 6-foot-11 small forward known as the Greek Freak, just completed his fourth season with the Milwaukee Bucks, averaging 22.9 points, 8.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. He started in the NBA All-Star Game. The Bucks’ season ended Thursday with a loss to the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the NBA playoffs.
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Kostas is a 6-10 forward who sat out last season as a NCAA partial qualifier. When Kostas arrived on campus last year, Giannis was the one who dropped him off at UD.
“I think he’s got great potential,” Dayton coach Anthony Grant said last week. “He hasn’t played the college game yet, so you want to be cautious. He’s not his brother. I don’t think anybody expects him to be his brother. He’s got talent. I think he understands he’s got to put the work in to be what he’s capable of being.”
The Antetokounmpos also went to a driving range on Saturday with Dayton freshman Trey Landers. Giannis shared video of the experience on Snapchat.