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Alex Antetokounmpo passes on college to sign with team in Europe

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s younger brother is going pro overseas.

Alex Antentokounmpo announced Monday that he has agreed to a contract with Spanish team UCAM Murcia. According to Nikos Varlas of Eurohoop.net, the three-year deal has an NBA out clause for every summer.

Giannis Antetokounmpo was quick to congratulate his younger brother on social media.

Alex Antetokounmpo had options to play stateside. The 6-foot-7, 190-pound forward was considered a three-star recruit by Rivals and had interest from Wisconsin, but he announced in May that he would pursue a career in Europe with the aim of eventually going to the NBA.

Giannis has said he’d be eager to team up with his brothers in the NBA at some point. Alex’s move brings that possibility a step closer to happening down the road.

Photo via Alex Antetokounmpo/Instagram

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