Dayton’s Kostas Antetokounmpo to redshirt for 2016-17 season


The Dayton men’s basketball program will be without a key member of its 2016 recruiting class for the upcoming season. On Sunday, freshman forward Kostas Antetokounmpo, the brother of Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, has been ruled a partial qualifier by the NCAA so he must take an academic redshirt.

As a result of the ruling, the 6-foot-10 forward will be prohibited from practicing with the team during the first semester.

Once Antetokounmpo is eligible to join the Flyers on the court for the 2017-18 college basketball season, he will have four years of eligibility remaining.

Antetokounmpo joined Dayton as a four-star member of the Class of 2016. He was rated as a top 20 small forward in the nation and the No. 2 overall player in the state of Wisconsin, according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

The Flyers open the season on Nov. 11 by hosting Austin Peay.

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