Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Solely NCAA Provide Was From Outdated Dominion

In a wide-ranging interview about his involvement with an NIL program to honor walk-on faculty basketball gamers, Milwaukee Bucks celebrity Giannis Antetokounmpo stated he needs he had the possibility to participate in faculty basketball. Antetokounmpo revealed he solely acquired one faculty provide and it got here from a mid-major faculty.

“Once I was 15, I used to be “extremely recruited” by Outdated Dominion. That was my solely provide,” Antetokounmpo stated.

He added that he wished he had the possibility to expertise no less than one season taking part in in faculty.

“You see all these faculty gamers once they make it to the league, they speak about their expertise and the way enjoyable it was, and the way totally different the setting was for them,” Antetokounmpo stated. “I got here to the NBA after I was 18. I didn’t have the chance to expertise being round classmates: Elevate weights within the morning, go to class, then go to apply, and see all of the followers on the recreation. I didn’t have the possibility to expertise that. I got here instantly right here. So I’d positively have wished to go to varsity and have that have.”

When requested what faculty he would have appreciated to play for, Antetokounmpo picked one among faculty basketball’s bluebloods.

“Undoubtedly Duke,” Antetokounmpo stated. “I like Duke due to the gamers that got here out of that program. You normally see quite a lot of 4 males that don’t match the mildew. I believe I’m a type of guys. I’m 6’11” and I can deal with the ball and go the ball and get within the paint. You see lots of people like that who got here out of that program: Zion Williamson, Jabari Parker, Jayson Tatum, and Brandon Ingram. Not solely are they superb basketball-wise however academically it’s additionally an important faculty.”