Basketball: Four Antetokounmpo brothers selected in Greece squad

The basketball-playing Antetokounmpo brothers (from left) Kostas, Alex, Giannis and Thanasis attending the premiere of Rise on June 22, 2022 in Burbank, California. PHOTO: AFP

ATHENS (AFP) - National Basketball Association (NBA) superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo and three of his brothers were named on Tuesday (July 26) by Greece coach Dimitris Itoudis in his squad for this year's Eurobasket and World Cup qualifiers.

Giannis, 27, and Thanasis, 30, play for the Milwaukee Bucks, Alex, 20, has just signed for the Bucks' affiliate NBA G League side Wisconsin Herd and Kostas, 24, last played for French club Asvel but is now a free agent.

Giannis has played in 49 games for Greece, scoring 573 points.

Also included by Itoudis was American-born Tyler Dorsey, who has just signed for the Dallas Mavericks.

Greece will play Serbia on Aug 25 and Belgium three days later in 2023 World Cup qualifiers.

The Eurobasket, being hosted by Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic and Georgia, gets under way on Sept 1.

Greece have been drawn in Group C alongside Estonia, Ukraine, Britain, Italy and Croatia.

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