Alex Antetokounmpo intends to turn pro in Europe

2020-05-10T00:29:22+00:00 2020-05-10T00:42:15+00:00.

Aris Barkas

10/May/20 00:29

Alex Antetokounmpo has decided to become professional next season and return to Europe until he is ready to enter the NBA draft.

By Nikos Varlas/

Alex Antetokounmpo, the 2001-born brother of Giannis Antetokounmpo, has graduated from the Dominican High School where he showcased his talent and despite getting notable offers from the NCAA, he is considering European basketball the best way to prepare for the NBA.

“I am examining my options, I have a few choices from the States, but I have decided to play in Europe”, Alex Antetokounmpo explains to Eurohoops. “I want to become a pro as soon as possible. I was born and raised in Europe, I know European basketball and the best thing for me would be to sign a contract with a European club. I will have to train and compete against grown men, I will experience strong competition and pressure and I will evolve on every level”.

European basketball can be a real test for any NBA prospect and has produced some of the top talents of the NBA in recent years. Alex embraces the challenge to be the next big prospect coming out from Europe: “I believe in myself and I also know that I can greatly improve basketball-wise on every level. I am sure that my decision to play in Europe is the best choice. It will really help me in my plan to prepare myself in the best possible way. So, when I feel ready to take the next step, I will be totally prepared for the NBA”.

It will be interesting to watch in which country and in which club Alex Antetokounmpo will have the chance to compete next season, on his path to prepare for the NBA, and become the fourth brother of the Antetokounmpo family to play in the best league of the world.