‘Greek Freak’ to play for Greece at FIBA World qualifiers in September



Basketball superstar Giannis Antetokoumpo is expected to join the Greek National Team for the FIBA World qualifiers in September.

The coach of the Greek National Team, Thanasis Skourtotopoulos, relayed the message that the 23-year old "Greek Freak" will join the squad in September.

Skourtotopoulos told Greek radio station Sport-FM:

“We are in contact with Giannis’ representatives. But now is not the right moment for his return [to the national team]. We are looking at it for September. There is no problem with Giannis and we’re expecting him in September. He will rest to soothe his leg. It has been a very tiring season for him. He'll get ready and will be healthy and prepared in September. And Giannis really wants to play for Greece.”

Greece is currently first in Group H with a 4-0 record. They will be placed in Group L for the next round and they are expected to face such squads as Germany, Serbia, and Georgia in a group of six teams that will also include two more teams (most likely Israel and Great Britain) from Group H. The top three teams will advance to the World Cup while the bottom three will play in the EuroBasket qualifiers.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.