Former Dayton Flyers forward Kostas Antetokounmpo made his NBA debut on Wednesday, scoring one point in six minutes of action for the Dallas Mavericks in a 126-118 loss at Portland.
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"It's a great feeling, man," Antetokounmpo told DallasNews.com. "It's a dream come true and I was excited I was able to score a point. ... That's crazy because that's how my brother (Giannis) got his first point, too. He missed the first one and made the second one."
Antetokounmpo is the 22nd former Flyer to play in the NBA and the second to debut this season. Jordan Sibert scored three points in one appearance with the Atlanta Hawks in February.
Here’s the list of Flyers who have played in the NBA: Antetokounmpo (2019; Bucky Bockhorn (1958-65); Roger Brown (1967-75); Cooke (2017-18) Johnny Davis (1976-86); Henry Finkel (1966-75); Chuck Grigsby (1954-55); Chris Harris (1955-56); Bobby Joe Hooper (1968-69); John Horan (1955-56); Chris Johnson (2012-16); Negele Knight (1990-99); Don May (1968-75); Don Meineke (1952-57); Jim Palmer (1958-61); Jim Paxson Jr. (1979-90); Jim Paxson Sr. (1956-58); Brian Roberts (2012-17); Sibert (2019); Donald Smith (1974-75); Sedric Toney (1985-90); Chris Wright (2011-14).
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Antetokounmpo spent two seasons at UD and played one season on the court. He was the last player drafted in the second round in June. This was his second call-up to the Mavericks. They promoted him in January, but he did not play.
Antetokounmpo has spent most of the season with the Texas Legends in the NBA G League. In 40 games, 25 of which he has started, he has averaged 10.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks.
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