A historic moment for the Greek basketball and Yannis Antetokounmpo. The 22-year old ace of the Milwaukee Bucks is officially a member of the starting five of the East in the All Star Game to be held on February 19 in New Orleans.

“Be sure that I will be playing for you at the All Star Game! Thank you Greece” was Yannis Antetokounmpo’s statement in his personal twitter account, immediately after the NBA announcement of the voting results where Yannis Antetokounmpo got 1,604,463 votes.

Antetokounmpo was born on December 6, 1994 in Athens and is of Nigerian origin. He began his career in the A2 category of the Greek basketball league. The big opportunity in his career came when he was selected in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks.