Who is Alex Antetokounmpo?

Alex Antetokounmpo is a 21 years old Greek professional basketball player. He plays for Raptors 905 of the NBA G League. Furthermore, he is the youngest brother of NBA players Kostas, Thanasis, and Giannis.

Alex Antetokounmpo was born in Greece but then moved to Wisconsin. After that, he went back to Europes to continue his basketball career. Although he isn’t the official player for the NBA, he is young and talented and has a bright career ahead of him.

Alex Antetokounmpo
Alex Antetokounmpo

Quick Facts

Full NameAlexandros Emeka Antetokounmpo
Also Known AsAlex Antetokounmpo
BirthdayAugust 27, 2001
Age 21 years old
Sun SignVirgo
TraitsPositive: Hard-Working, creative, and kind
Negative: Stubborn, uptight, and Easily frustrated
BirthplaceAthens, Greece
Currently residingGreece
NationalityGreek
EducationSchooling from St. Monica School
High School from Dominican High School
ParentsCharles Antetokounmpo (Father)
Veronica Antetokounmpo (Mother)
SiblingsThanasis Antetokounmpo (Brother)
Giannis Antetokounmpo (Brother)
Kostas Antetokounmpo (Brother)
Francis Antetokounmpo (Brother)
Height6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m)
Weight97 kg (213 lbs)
Eye ColorBrown
Marital StatusSingle
Profession Basketball player
Net worthUSD 1 million

Interesting Facts

  • Alex was given honorary Greek citizenship.
  • He did not know how to speak English at first; he had to learn it very late in his life.
  • The basketball player grew up with four brothers.
  • His parents are Nigerians.
  • Alex Antetokounmpo’s brothers Giannis, Thanasis, and Kostas are National Basketball Association (NBA) players.
  • He just started his basketball career, so he has a long way to go.

Alex Antetokounmpo Early life and Childhood

In Athens, Greece, Alex Antetokounmpo was born on August 27, 2001. Even though he was born here, his parents are Nigerians. Moreover, Alex has Greek citizenship and a Nigerian passport.

He was raised in a family with four brothers. He moved to Milwaukee with his family when he was in sixth grade. Moreover, he attended St. Monica School, located in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin.

Alex started to play basketball when he was only nine. One of his older brothers, Giannis, had already begun to play as a rookie during this time. Furthermore, Giannis was playing for Milwaukee Bucks.

The basketball player went to Dominican High School. After his graduation, he went to Europe to continue his interest in basketball.

Alex Antetokounmpo Parents

Charles Antetokounmpo (Father)

Charles Antetokounmpo was born in 1963 in Nigeria. He is a former Nigerian football player. Moreover, he belonged to the Yoruba ethnic group. Yoruba means “the crown has returned from overseas.”

Unfortunately, in  September 2017, Alex’s father, Charles, passed away. 

Veronica Antetokounmpo (Mother)

Veronica Antetokounmpo was born in 1964 in Nigeria. She belonged to Igbo ethnic group. Moreover, Veronica is a former high jumper.

Alex Antetokounmpo and brothers with their mother
Alex Antetokounmpo and brothers with their mother

Alex Antetokounmpo Siblings

Francis Antetokounmpo (Brother)

Francis Antetokounmpo was born on October 20, 1988, in Greece. He is a semi-professional basketball player and a professional football player. Also, Francis is the oldest brother among the Antetokounmpo. 

Francis’s love for football came from his father, Charles, a former football player. However, he played basketball at first. 

After playing basketball for some years and league, he realized that his love for football was greater and decided to do something about it. He then began to play for  AE Sparti, a Greek football club based in Sparta, Laconia, Greece.

Moreover, his interest doesn’t end here. Francis is also a musician. Furthermore, on July 22, 2020, he released “Shekosi,” his first single. He gained much positive feedback for his song and later chose his stage name Ofili, his middle name.

Thanasis Antetokounmpo (Brother)

Thanasis was born on July 18, 1992, in Athens, Greece. He began his basketball career by playing for Filathlitikos in 2011.

After that, he went to play for Delaware 87ers, Westchester Knicks, New York Knicks until he returned to Filathlitikos in 2016.

Thanasis then went to play for Andorra, Panathinaikos, now he is playing for Milwaukee Bucks. Here in Milwaukee, he united with his brother Giannis.

As for his national basketball events, has played for the 2016 Rio Olympics, 2016 Turin FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, EuroBasket 2017, and 2019 FIBA World Cup qualification. 

He began playing for NBA in 2015. Furthermore, he has played for NBA’s regular season, playoffs, and Euroleague. Thanasis has earned his nickname as ‘The Elevator’ during his career due to his fantastic jumping abilities.

Giannis Antetokounmpo (Brother)

Giannis Antetokounmpo was born in Athens, Greece, on December 6, 1994. The greek basketball player plays for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). 

He has a nickname, Greek Freak. Furthermore, he earned this nickname due to his ball-handling skills, size, and speed. He played basketball professionally since 2011, and then in 2013, he was drafted to play in the NBA.

Giannis is one of the very few people to win two NBA Most Valuable Player Awards before 26. Apart from him, only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and LeBron James earned that title.

Alex Antetokounmpo with his four brothers
Alex Antetokounmpo with his four brothers

He has won other notable awards, such as NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2020. Giannis is also responsible for leading the Bucks in the NBA championship since 1971. His jersey number is 34.

Giannis has a son, Liam Charles, with his girlfriend, Mariah Riddlesprigger. In May 2021, Mariah became pregnant with their second child.

Kostas Antetokounmpo (Brother)

Kostas Antetokounmpo was born in Athens, Greece, on November 20, 1997. He plays for LDLC ASVEL of the French Betclic Élite and the Euroleague. Furthermore, he was drafted to play for NBA in 2018.

Kostas went to Dominican High School and then later attended the University of Dayton to play college basketball. He then began his professional basketball journey by playing for Dallas Mavericks.

After that, he moved to Los Angeles Lakers and finally settled to ASVEL. Furthermore, he has played in the Greek Under-20 national team and the 2016 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship Division B. 

Career path of Alex Antetokounmpo

He began playing basketball when he was in freshman. But it was in 2020 when Alex began his professional basketball career. He signed a three-year-old contract with the UCAM Murcia of the Liga ACB.

Furthermore, he dreamed of being an NBA player just like three of his brother. But unfortunately, he went undrafted for 2021. He then joined the Sacramento Kings for the 2021 NBA Summer League. Then, in 2021, he began to play for Raptors 905 as an affiliate player.

Net Worth

As of 2022, Alex Antetokounmpo has a net worth of USD 1 million.

Social Media

Even though Alex doesn’t have an official Facebook or Twitter account, he does have an Instagram. Furthermore, the basketball player has a million followers on his Instagram page.

Moreover, he also has a Youtube channel where he shares the inside lives of the Antetokounmpo brothers.

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