Milwaukee Bucks sign first round draft pick



The Milwaukee Bucks signed first round draft pick guard/forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAHN-iss ahn-teh-toe-KUHN-poe), so have that Greek pronounciation down. Hey it’s all Greek to me. Giannis signed for…well the details of the deal have not been released.

The 15th overall spick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Antetokounmpo (6-9, 210), joins the Milwaukee Bucks after spending the 2012-13 season with Filathlitikos (Greece) where he averaged 9.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists. He posted a season-high 23 points vs. Irakleuo Crete and grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds vs. GS Laviro.


Most recently, Antetokounmpo represented Greece in the Under 20 European Championships, averaging 8.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists. Helping Greece to an 8-2 record and fifth place overall finish, he finished the tournament ranked second in defensive rebounds (7.0) and seventh in blocked shots (1.4). Antetokounmpo is expected to begin his NBA career as a deep reserve on a Milwaukee Bucks roster that also added veterans Carlos Delfino, O.J. Mayo and Gary Neal this offseason.

So the Milwaukee Bucks added depth on the wing this NBA offseason.

Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports, a Fox Sports affiliate. He is also an analyst for 95.7 The Fan, and writes on Chicago sports media for Chicago Now. President Obama follows his Twitter account (@paulmbanks).

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