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Giannis Antetokounmpo will play the next Eurobasket with Greece

According to advertise the president of the Greek basketball federation, Vaggelis Liolios, Giannis Antetokounmpo will attend Eurobasket 2022. The tournament will begin on September 1 and will be multi-venue. Celebrating in Italy, Germany, Czech Republic and Georgia. It will be the first time that Giannis has been with the national team since the 2019 World Cup, where Greece fell silent in the second group stage. He had previously attended the 2014 World Cup, the 2015 European Championship and the qualifying stages for the 2016 Olympic Games.

The news comes late despite the fact that the Greek federation practically sealed its participation since last March. One of the aspects that were then discussed with Giannis and Thanasis, whose presence is still unclear, was the presence of Bucks assistant Josh Openheimer on the Hellenic staff. With this confirmation, the Eurobasket will feature NBA superstars such as Luka Doncic and Nikola Jokic, as well as Nikola Vucevic, Rudy Gobert and Domantas Sabonis, among others.

So far Antetokounmpo has played a total of 49 games with his team in which he has barely averaged 5.8 points. His figures during the World Basketball Championship in China were 14.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.4 steals and 0.6 blocks in a total of five games. Giannis is one of the players who suffers the most from the narrowness of FIBA ​​basketball, but he will probably come to this appointment with the status of the best player in the world.

(Cover photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

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