We have a couple of great families in the NBA – with the Plumlees, Holidays, and Balls – but there is no match for the Antetokounmpo family. Giannis has just won the championship, solidifying his case for being the best player in the world. Thanasis was just right by his side, and Kostas has left the Lakers to play with ASVEL in the Euroleague. But did you know there is a 4th Antetokounmpo brother?
Alex Antetokounmpo is the youngest of out of the four and is set to become the 4th brother to be drafted into the NBA tonight. Alex played high school basketball in the States but decided to skip college and prepare for the draft on a professional level. At just 18 years old, Alex is very young but promising, as he spent the last season playing with UCAM Murcia’s B-team in the Spanish League.
Just like Thanasis and Kostas, Alex doesn’t have the hype their oldest brother Giannis had on Draft night, but some teams have raised interest for the young prospect after seeing him work out. One of the most interested teams has been the Indiana Pacers. Having two picks near the end of the 2nd round could be the opportunity to grab the youngest Antetokounmpo brother.
At 6’8” and 214 lbs, Alex has all the tools his brothers have. The length, athleticism, and versatility all are there, but if he wants to get to the next level, he needs to work on his game and become a better all-around player, just like Giannis did. When you look at how Giannis looked when he got drafted, it just makes sense to invest in this kid and hope he can become half the player Giannis is. If they manage to do that, Alex will be one of the steals of the 2021 NBA Draft. Considering Giannis said Alex would be better than him a few years ago, the kid has a promising future.
“I definatley think Alex can be better than me.”Giannis Antetokounmpo, The Sports Rush
Considering all the rumors, it’s very likely young Alex will get a chance to prove his brother right. 4 brothers with an NBA ring? That record would last a century.