Giannis commits to Greece for Basketball World Cup

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Giannis Antetokounmpo intends to lace up for the Greek national team this summer at the FIBA World Championships, according to The Associated Press.

Antetokounmpo would undoubtedly be the country's best hope at a deep run. The MVP candidate is averaging 27.2 points, 12.7 rebounds, six assists, 1.4 steals, and 1.4 blocks per game in his sixth season for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Greece's national team last reached the podium in 2006 at the then-named FIBA Basketball World Cup. It beat the United States 101-95 in the semifinals to advance to the gold medal game before falling to Spain.

Antetokounmpo said he would miss the tournament only if he's injured.

The 2019 FIBA World Championships will take place in China from Aug. 31 to Sept. 15 across eight host cities.

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