Know About Kostas Antetokounmpo; Stats, Age, Salary, Draft, Dating

Published Date: 22 Jul, 2019 Updated date: 22 Jul, 2019 By Celebs Podium

A Greek professional basketball player, Kostas Antetokounmpo is in the news headlines after being waived by the Dallas Mavericks. With that, the young player is in contention for a draft to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Kostas Antetokounmpo started his journey in the basketball field playing for the junior youth team. As he was raised in a sports-loving family, the teenager was sure to march his feet in this direction.

Kostas Antetokounmpo Bio & Family; Age, Height

The 21-years-of-age player was born as Kostas Ndubuisi Antetokounmpo on 20 November 1997 in Athens, Greece to Nigerian parents. His late father, Charles, was a former Nigerian soccer player and his mother, Veronica, was a high jumper.

Speaking of other family members, Kostas’ oldest brother, Francis Antetokounmpo, is also a professional soccer player. In the meantime, his other older brothers, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Thanasis  Antetokounmpo are associated with the NBA side, Milwaukee Bucks. He also has a younger brother named Alexis.


Kostas Antetokounmpo alongside his brothers at the NBA Awards on 25 June 2019 (Picture: Kostas’ Instagram)

Standing tall at the height of 6 feet and 10 inches (2.08 m), Kostas attended Dominican High School in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. There, he commenced his amateur basketball career. Subsequently, Kostas took his talent further joining the University of Dayton.

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Career Stats, Salary

Kostas made his college debut in the 2017-18 season where he averaged the stats of 5.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.2 steals, and 1.1 blocks per game, in 15.1 minutes per game. Later on 22 March 2018, he was declared for the 2018 NBA draft.

Due to the lack of progress in his freshman college season, Kostas winded up as the last pick of the draft. He was initially acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers, only to be traded to the Dallas Mavericks. Kostas signed a two-way contract with the Mavericks on 13 July for which agreed to a yearly salary of $77,250. Kostas made his NBA debut on 20 March 2019 in a 118-126 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

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The young player was waived by the Mavericks on 19 July 2019. Following the termination, he is reportedly nearing his move to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Is Kostas Antetokounmpo Dating?

Kostas Antetokounmpo is completely focused on caressing his fresh basketball career, thus keeping aside from the romantic fuzz. The 21-year-old is not dating anyone right now. Besides, no details of his possible flings have surfaced on the social media platforms.

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Some Interesting Facts About Kostas Antetokounmpo

  • His parents are from different Nigerian ethnic groups- Charles was Yoruba, and Veronica is Igbo.
  • Kostas officially became a full Greek citizen in 2016.
  • He played with the junior Greek Inder-20 national team at the 2016 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship Division B.  
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