Report: Giannis Antetokounmpo to compete in Skills Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend

Thursday February 6th, 2014

Giannis Rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo has flashed glimpses of brilliance this season. (Bill Baptist/Getty)

Milwaukee Bucks rookie forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has become something of a cult phenomenon this season, wowing NBA fans with his long arms and startling displays of athleticism. The NBA is capitalizing on the appeal of the 'Greek Freak' by showcasing him in the Skills Challenge competition at All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Antetokounmpo, the 15th pick in last year's draft, has flashed limitless potential and earned a starting spot for the hapless Bucks. He has started 21 of the team's 44 games, and is averaging 7.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest.

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