Kostas Antetokounmpo is a 6'10" senior who currently lives in Milwaukee, is from Greece, and is the younger brother to NBA players Giannis and Thanasis. He has interest from St. John's.
Also st johns expecting a visit soon from four star wing kostas antetokounmpo. #sjubb— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille) April 7, 2016
St. John's has three open scholarships, and a need for a big man. Antetokounmpo is a late pickup, and has not had as much buzz as the Red Storm's other recruits, but could be an intriguing piece.
Antetokounmpo is at the Nike Hoop Summit this weekend, practicing with the World team as a late addition. He is a shade under 6'10" with shoes on and weighs 188 pounds.
He also thinks he should play as a guard or a small forward. From Rivals:
A senior at Whitefish Bay (Wisc.) Dominican who is currently an unranked three-star prospect -- which will change during the class of 2016's final rankings -- the near 6-foot-10 Antetokounmpo has been one of the biggest eye-openers for the World Team at the Nike Hoop Summit practices.
He is a big-time athlete, has all the length in the world and his game is quickly catching up to his physical attributes. During practices he's hit impressive floaters off the dribble, guarded multiple positions and the potential seems to be dripping off of him.
"I think I can become better with my handles and my shooting," Antetokounmpo said. "My strength is running up and down the court and being able to attack the rim off the dribble. I think I can play multiple positions. Eventually I think I can play like the one through the four like (Giannis), so some sort of combo."
It's good to have versatile players.
It's less good to have versatile players who don't play to their strengths; though Kostas has brother Giannis to look to and see how to play an insanely big guard.
Kostas Antetokounmpo is only now generating interest from high major colleges; expect this recruitment to go on for a while, but he says he will visit St. John's for sure.
From earlier this season, he said about St. John's:
Of the schools involved, Antetokounmpo said he’s built the best relationships with Iowa State and St. John’s. What sticks out about those two schools?
“I think I like the way they play and I think my game will get better there,” Antetokounmpo said about St. John’s. “I think if I’d go there, I’d improve.”
“It’s kind of the same thing,” he said when pressed about St. John’s. “I think if I go there, they would trust me and give me minutes and that my game will improve.”
From Draft Express:
The third Atetokounmpo brother isn't quite as big as Giannis, but his frame is more similar to his than that of the shorter, stronger Thanasis. He lacks great bulk at this stage, which was also true of Giannis at the same point, but his 6'9.75 frame and 7-1.75 wingspan give him similarly impressive combination of size and length. He certainly has the tools to play power forward at the college level.
Kostas Antetokounmpo is #1 in this set of highlights from this year at high school.
Kostas Antetokounmpo is number 34 in these highlights from his junior year.