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Greece's Giannis Antetokounmpo, picked by the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the NBA basketball draft, speaks during a news conference Thursday, June 27, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Giannis Antetokoounmpo

Career Highlights: Currently playing for Filathlitikos in Greece’s second division. Reportedly signed a multiyear deal with the Spanish club CAI Zaragoza in December but will remain with Filathlitikos through the end of the 2012-13 season.

2012-13: Playing for Filathlitikos in Greece’s second division,A2, and has averaged 9.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.0 blocks and 0.7 steals in 22.5 minutes per game over his first 26 appearances. Has shot 46.4 percent from the field, 31.3 percent from three-point range and 72.0 percent from the free throw line. Selected to play in the Greek League All-Star game (both first and second divisions), totaling eight points. During the season, registered 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting in 25 minutes vs. Irakleuo Crete. Tallied 19 points and nine rebounds in 29 minutes vs. Niki Volou, converting 8-of-14 field goals. Collected 18 points and five rebounds in 27 minutes vs.Agia Paraskevis, shooting 7-of-12 from the field. Totaled 13 points, seven rebounds and a season-high four blocks vs. Ermis Lagkada in 22 minutes. Contributed season-high 10 boards in 24 minutes vs. GSLavrio.

Strengths: Long and athletic. Gifted ballhandler for his size.Able to split through traffic, ignite fast breaks, and get to the basket.Good passer. Can play multiple positions.

Personal:Parents are originally from Nigeria and immigrated to Greece, where Giannis was born. His brothers also play at the club level inGreece.>

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