Credit: Federación Española de Baloncesto
Credit Federación Española de Baloncesto

Giannis Antetokounmpo showcased all of his best skills in Greece's first preparation game for EuroBasket 2022.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis  Antetokounmpo
Position: PF, SF
Age: 27
Height: 211 cm
Weight: 98 kg
Birth place: Athens, Greece

18,000 people crowd in Athens could watch the dominance of Giannis, which Milwaukee Bucks fans are accustomed to seeing in the U.S. every time the Greek Freak steps onto the NBA court.

In the victorious friendly game against Spain, Antetokounmpo led Greece with 31 points (9/10 2PT, 2/3 3PT, 7/10 FT), 10 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 steal in just over 20 minutes of play.

31 points are his new personal best since debuting with the blue-and-white jersey in 2014.

The 27-year-old Giannis surpassed the previous mark of 26 points he had scored in a friendly match against the Dominican Republic on August 26, 2019. He also dropped 24 points in the same year's World Cup against New Zealand.

Giannis' best scoring performances in the Greek NT:

Rank Points Year Opponent Type of game
1 31 2022 Spain Friendly
2 26 2019 Dominican Republic Friendly
3 24 2019 New Zealand World Cup

Two-time NBA MVP has represented his country in four official FIBA competitions: FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014, EuroBasket 2015, 2016 Olympic Qualifying Tournament, and FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019.

Overall, he has averaged 11.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 14.5 EFF over 22 international duels in FIBA events.

Greece will take on the same Spanish squad in their next preparation match on August 11, 19:30 CEST, at WiZink Center (Madrid).

After the preparation cycle is completed, Giannis and his teammates' focus then shifts to the major tournament of EuroBasket 2022.

Greece will play in the upcoming EuroBasket's Group C. They will face Croatia, Italy, Great Britain, Ukraine, and Estonia in Milan. The tournament starts on September 1.

Giannis Antetokounmpo's breakdown:

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