Giannis Antetokounmpo's remarkable breakout year has resulted in being named to the NBA All-Second team and winning the 2016-2017 NBA Most Improved Player Of The Year.

Born on December 6, 1994, in Athens Greece, NBA All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo only started playing basketball in 2007, and two years later he was playing professionally for the Filathlitikos youth team. After his 18th birthday Giannis was signed by Spanish basketball club CAI Zaragosa, despite that contract he asked to play one more season for the Filathlitikos, after that year he was invited to participate in the 2013 Greek League All-Star Game despite not selected, coaches let him played due to public demand.

From local star to playing for the Milwaukee Bucks

In 2013 Giannis Antetolounmpo declared for the NBA draft and was later on selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 15th overall pick. In his rookie season he averaged 0.8 blocks and steals per game, 1.9 assists per game, 4.4 rebounds per game and 6.8 Points Per Game, later on, he was named 2013-2014 NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

In his second season his stats drastically improve, he averaged 12.7 points per game, 6.7 rebounds per game, one block per game, 0.9 steals per game and 2.6 assists per game. If his second season was not good enough, his numbers improved even more in his third season, averaging 16.9 points per game, 1.4 blocks per game, 1.2 steals per game, 4.3 assists per game and 7.7 rebounds per game.

In his third year, he was starting to make a name for himself as an explosive presence both on the offensive and defensive end and Jason Kidd made him play the point guard position in the second half of the season, and he just excelled.

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Giannis shines after winning Most Improved Player of the Year

His numbers improve so much that people and analyst thought he was going to slow down in his fourth season but that was not the case, Giannis Antetokounmpo once again improved all of his stat lines during the year. He averaged 22.9 points per game, 1.9 blocks per game,1.6 steals per game, 5.4 assists per game, and 8.7 rebounds per game.

He showed his dominance during the season both on the defensive end and offensive end, He took a huge step in knocking down clutch shots at the end of regulation notably his turn-around buzzer beater against the New York Knicks, in February he was awarded his first ever All-Star appearance in which he started for the East all-stars, playing alongside LeBron James and Jimmy Butler.