The younger brother of Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kostas, has verbally committed to play college basketball for the Dayton Flyers.
2017 forward Kostas Antetokounmpo just verbally committed to Dayton, a source tells Scout. Brother of Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) June 23, 2016
Playground Elite coach Duane (Ike) Wilson has confirmed that 2016 Dominican F Kostas Antetokounmpo (6-11) has committed to Dayton.
— Mark Miller (@WisBBYearbook) June 23, 2016
The 6’9″ small forward from Greece came over to the United States when Giannis was selected by the Bucks back in 2013. Kostas just finished his senior year at Whitefish Bay Dominican high school just north of Milwaukee and was a part of the school’s fifth straight state title this past season.
“We won five championships in a row. It’s the best thing ever,” said Kostas following their state championship back in March. “We knew we were out to make history. So we worked hard, and we were ready.”
Kostas also played at Dominican with former Maryland center Diamond Stone, who is expected to hear his name called during Thursday night’s NBA draft.
The move to Dayton comes as quite a bit of a surprise, as some, including the renowned recruiting site 247 Sports, predicted him to go elsewhere. Schools such as St. John’s, Marquette, and Iowa State were thought to be on top of Kostas’ list.
Kostas will eventually look to join his brothers Giannis and Thanasis (New York/Westchester Knicks) in the NBA. The Flyers have made it to the NCAA Tournament three straight seasons.