Giannis Antetokounmpo
#34 Power Forward

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Height / Weight
6' 11" / 242 lbs
Born
Dec 6, 1994 (27)
College
None
NBA Draft
1st Round, 15th Overall, 2013
NBA Career
7
Nationality
Greek
Net Worth
$60 million
SEASON STATS
2021-2022
PTS
28.6
+0.4
Rebounds
11.3
+0.3
Assists
6.1
+0.3
PER
35.44
+0.08
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: Giannis Antetokounmpo
Nickname: The Greek Freak
Place of Birth: Athens, Greece
Shoe Size: 16
Parents: Charles and Veronica Antetokounmpo
Spouse: Mariah Riddlesprigger

Giannis Antetokounmpo Biography Details, Age, Net Worth, & Basketball Career

Giannis Antetokounmpo was born in Athens, Greece on December 6, 1994. His parents, Charles and Veronica, were immigrants from Nigeria. He has four brothers, two older and two younger. Giannis didn’t begin playing basketball until he was 11. He started his basketball career playing for the Filathlitikos youth league team.

Antetokounmpo was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2013 with the 15th overall pick in the NBA Draft. After a couple of slowly progressive seasons, Antetokounmpo began making a serious impact in the NBA during the 2015-2016 NBA season. Now, Antetokounmpo has made the All-Star Game each of the last four seasons and has even won a league MVP. 

Antetokounmpo is one of the league’s most dominant and well-known players. The Greek Freak will be a force in the NBA for many years to come.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Basketball Career

NBA Career

Giannis Antetokounmpo didn’t begin playing basketball until 2007. By 2009, he was playing for the Filathlitikos youth league team. In 2011, Antetokounmpo began playing with the senior men’s team of Filathlitikos in the semi-pro Greek B Basketball League. During the 2012-2013 season, he moved up to the Greek A2 League.

 A few days after his 18th birthday, Antetokounmpo signed a four-year deal to play with the Spanish club CAI Zaragoza. The contract wasn’t set to begin until 2013-2014 so Antetokounmpo remained with Filathlitkos for the remainder for the 2012-2013 season. 

On April 28, 2013, Antetokounmpo officially became eligible for the 2013 NBA Draft. The Bucks selected him with the 15th overall pick. At 18 years old, Antetokounmpo made his NBA debut on October 13th. He made the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

In his second season, Antetokounmpo ended up participating in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest and helped lead the Bucks to a 41-41 season. In his third season, Antetokounmpo made a huge leap. He recorded his first career triple-double and his shooting numbers increased across the board. He became the first player in Milwaukee history to record more than three triple-doubles in a season.

In September of 2016, Antetokounmpo signed his four-year deal. He has made the All-Star team each year since signing that contract. During the 2018-2019 season, Antetokounmpo was named the league MVP. He was named an All-Star captain in both 2019 and 2020.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

Giannis Antetokounmpo has a net worth of around $60 million. He is currently on a four-year, $100 million deal that will end after the 2020-2021 season. Antetokounmpo has numerous endorsement deals including ones with Nike, Hulu, T-Mobile, 2K Sports and JBL. In the first year of his Nike deal in 2017, he earned a reported $9 million.

Giannis Antetokounmpo signed a 4-year, $100 million deal with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2016.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Personal Life

Giannis Antetokounmpo was born in Athens, Greece to Nigerian immigrants Charles and Veronica. His father, Charles, was a former Nigerian football player and passed away back in September of 2017. Giannis has four brothers. He is a devoted Christian.

His girlfriend, Mariah Riddlesprigger, gave birth to their son Liam in February of 2020.

Awards & Achievements

Awards and Honors by Type:
1 x NBA Most Valuable Player
2019
4 x NBA All-Star
2017-2020
1 x All-NBA First Team
2019
2 x All-NBA Second Team
2017, 2018
1 x NBA All-Defensive First Team
2019
1 x NBA Most Improved Player
2017
Awards and Honors by Year:
2017
NBA All-Star, All-NBA Second Team, NBA Most Improved Player
2018
NBA All-Star, All-NBA Second Team
2019
NBA Most Valuable Player, NBA All-Star, All-NBA First Team, NBA All-Defensive First Team
2020
NBA All-Star

Giannis Antetokounmpo Quotes

  • “You never know how life turns out.”
  • “I am honored to be the first international player featured on the cover of 'NBA 2K19.'”
  • “To be one of the best to ever play the game? I think I have the ability to do that. But I've got to work hard. If I just keep talking and don't put some work in, it's not going to happen.”
  • “What's the reason I'm playing basketball? I do it because I love it, I do it because of my family, and that's it. I don't do it because of the money. I don't do it because of the fame. I just do it because I love it, and I do it for my family because my family enjoys it.”

Giannis Antetokounmpo Fun Facts

  • Parents were Nigerian immigrants to Greece.
  • Never held citizenship to Greece or Nigeria until 2013.
  • Donated $100,000 to the Fiserv Forum staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • One of the youngest players in NBA history to make his debut.
  • Didn’t start playing basketball until he was 11.
  • Brother Kostas is also in the NBA.
Career stats
2021-2022
MIL
2020-2021
MIL
2019-2020
MIL
2018-2019
MIL
2017-2018
MIL
2016-2017
MIL
2015-2016
MIL
2014-2015
MIL
2013-2014
MIL
Season Team G MIN FG% 3P% FT% REB AST BLK STL PTS
2021-2022
38 32.6 53.3 28.8 71.6 11.3 6.1 1.5 1.0 28.6
2020-2021
61 32.9 56.9 30.3 68.5 11.0 5.9 1.2 1.2 28.1
2019-2020
63 30.4 55.3 30.4 63.3 13.6 5.6 1.0 1.0 29.5
2018-2019
72 32.8 57.8 25.6 72.9 12.5 5.9 1.5 1.3 27.7
2017-2018
75 36.7 52.9 30.7 76.0 10.1 4.8 1.4 1.5 26.9
2016-2017
80 35.6 52.2 27.2 77.0 8.7 5.4 1.9 1.6 22.9
2015-2016
80 35.3 50.7 25.5 72.4 7.7 4.3 1.4 1.2 16.9
2014-2015
81 31.4 49.1 15.9 74.1 6.7 2.6 1.0 0.9 12.7
2013-2014
77 24.6 41.4 34.7 68.3 4.4 1.9 0.8 0.8 6.8
Recent Games
Fri 1/21
Wed 1/19
Mon 1/17
Sat 1/15
Thu 1/13
Mon 1/10
Sat 1/8
Fri 1/7
Mon 1/3
Sat 1/1
Date Opp RESULT MIN PTS OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO
Fri 1/21
W 90-94
36 30 1 11 12 3 1 2 3
Wed 1/19
W 114-126
31 33 3 12 15 7 2 1 5
Mon 1/17
L 114-121
36 27 1 5 6 6 1 1 5
Sat 1/15
L 103-96
35 30 0 6 6 4 0 2 4
Thu 1/13
W 99-118
29 30 2 10 12 11 0 3 5
Mon 1/10
L 99-103
35 26 1 12 13 8 1 1 6
Sat 1/8
L 106-114
36 43 2 10 12 3 1 2 3
Fri 1/7
W 121-109
26 31 1 6 7 9 0 0 4
Mon 1/3
L 115-106
35 31 1 9 10 7 1 0 3
Sat 1/1
W 113-136
32 35 1 15 16 10 2 0 4