Former Flyer Kostas Antetokounmpo: What are his chances of being drafted?

Draft will take place tonight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn


Highlights

Deadline to withdraw from draft was Monday for Antetokounmpo.

A 28-year drought for the Dayton Flyers will end if former UD forward Kostas Antetokounmpo, who left the program and the university in March, hears his name called.

As expected, Antetokounmpo did not withdraw his name from the draft two weeks ago, which was the deadline for early entrants who had not signed with an agent. That means he can’t return to college basketball.

Dayton hasn’t seen a player drafted since 1990 when Negele Knight went to the Phoenix Suns in the second round with the 31st overall pick.

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In ESPN’s latest mock draft, it projects the 6-foot-10 Antetokounmpo, who averaged 5.2 points in his one season on the court for the Flyers, also to go to the Suns in the second round with the 59th pick, the second-to-last selection.

A mock draft by BleacherReport.com projected Antetokounmpo to be taken by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second round with the 56th pick.

“The Thunder can take a flier on Antetokounmpo, whose skill level is limited,” wrote Jonathan Wasserman, of Bleacher Report. “He'll try to carve out a role as a defensive specialist for his switchability and disruptive length.

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On Monday, ESPN’s Jonathan Givony reported Antetokounmpo had “mysteriously elected to cancel all of his remaining scheduled private NBA workouts. Expect rampant speculation among NBA teams as to why.”

Antetokounmpo previously worked out for the Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies. Antetokounmpo suffered a groin injury during his workout with the Grizzlies on June 3, according to the Charlotte Observer, but it didn’t appear to be a serious injury.


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