For the past two years, we have been keeping track on the rise of Thanasis and Giannis Adetokunbo even though most of the information we came across was written in Greek. Standing at 6’7 and 6’9 respectively, both players are versatile wings who can play through all five positions on the court. Their background story have been very intriguing to say the least, and they are currently being fast tracked to represent the Greek Junior teams although they are still eligible to represent the Nigerian team. Both players play for Greek second division side Filathlitikos with older brother Thanasis (21) averaging 14.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per game, while young brother Giannis (19) is averaging 7.9 point and 5.2 rebounds per game, Filathlitikos currently sits at the top of the second division table.
The focus on this feature is on Giannis who has already signed a pro deal with top Spanish side Zaragoza for next season, Draft Express one of the leading scouting services in the world recently went over to see him play and compiled a video with an excellent in depth analysis of his skill set. It is said that various NBA scouts have gone to see him play, and he might be testing the NBA drafts in the Summer. Whatever happens with this kid in future, Greece or Nigeria, NBA or Europe, it is clear that the kid has game, and he is one talent to keep an eye on for the future.