Who is Kostas Antetokounmpo? Facts about the former Dayton forward
Photo: David Jablonski - Staff Writer
Photo: David Jablonski - Staff Writer

Mavericks excited about potential of former Dayton forward Antetokounmpo

Former Dayton forward scores 10 points in final Summer League game

Antetokounmpo, the last pick in the NBA Draft in June and the first Dayton player drafted since 1990, had 10 points in a 96-92 victory over the Washington Wizards. He made 3 of 4 field goals and 4 of 5 free throws in 11 minutes. Three of his brothers, including Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, watched from the stands.

» DAYTON COVERAGE: Cunningham poised for big senior season | Trey Landers says Dayton showing urgency in offseason

"He's a great rim runner and a great athlete," Dallas president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson told the Dallas Morning News. "We're really excited about his potential."

The two-way contracts came to the NBA last season. Charles Cooke signed one a year ago with the New Orleans Pelicans. Teams can keep two two-way players on the roster. The contracts allow them to split time between the NBA and the G-League. Players will spend most of their time in the G-League and can spend up to 45 days in the NBA.

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.

X