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Kentucky guard Isaiah Briscoe, right, passes as Georgia forward Derek Ogbeide defends during the first half of an NCAA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)

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In this Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, photo, children train in Athens, Greece, under the direction of coach Spiros Velliniatis, the coach who discovered Giannis Antetokounmpos. From a scrawny, literally hungry kid kicking a ball around in an open field in the Athens neighborhood of Sepolia to a starter in the NBA All-Star Game, Antetonkoumpo has come a very long way. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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In this Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, photo, young players train in Athens, Greece, under the directions of coach Spiros Velliniatis, center, the coach who discovered Giannis Antetokounmpo. From a scrawny, literally hungry kid kicking a ball around in an open field in the Athens neighborhood of Sepolia to a starter in the NBA All-Star Game, Antetonkoumpo has come a very long way. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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In this Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, photo, young players train in Athens, Greece, under the directions of coach Spiros Velliniatis, the coach who discovered Giannis Antetokounmpo. From a scrawny, literally hungry kid kicking a ball around in an open field in the Athens neighborhood of Sepolia to a starter in the NBA All-Star Game, Antetonkoumpo has come a very long way. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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In this Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, photo, youths train in Athens, Greece, under the directions of coach Spiros Velliniatis, left, the coach who discovered Giannis Antetokounmpo. From a scrawny, literally hungry kid kicking a ball around in an open field in the Athens neighborhood of Sepolia to a starter in the NBA All-Star Game, Antetonkoumpo has come a very long way. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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In this Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, photo, Giannis Tzikas, a cafe owner in Athens, Greece, and neighbor of the Antetokounmpos, poses with a photo and a T-shirt of Giannis Antetokounmpo in front of the wall with his autograph. From a scrawny, literally hungry kid kicking a ball around in an open field in the Athens neighborhood of Sepolia to a starter in the NBA All-Star Game, Antetonkoumpo has come a very long way. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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In this Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, photo, Giannis Tzikas, a cafe owner and neighbor of the Antetokounmpos, shows a photo on his mobile with Giannis, in Athens, Greece. From a scrawny, literally hungry kid kicking a ball around in an open field in the Athens neighborhood of Sepolia to a starter in the NBA All-Star Game, Giannis Antetonkoumpo has come a very long way. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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In this Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, photo, young players train in Athens, Greece, under the directions of coach Spiros Velliniatis, the coach who discovered Giannis Antetokounmpo. From a scrawny, literally hungry kid kicking a ball around in an open field in the Athens neighborhood of Sepolia to a starter in the NBA All-Star Game, Antetonkoumpo has come a very long way. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, photo, Takis Zivas, coach of Filathlitikos, shows photos when Giannis Antetokounmpo played for this Athenian local team, in Athens, Greece. From a scrawny, literally hungry kid kicking a ball around in an open field in the Athens neighborhood of Sepolia to a starter in the NBA All-Star Game, Antetonkoumpo has come a very long way. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, photo, Panagiotis Stavrou basketball player of Filathlitikos, where Giannis Antetokounmpo had his first professional, makes a shot under the photos of Giannis and and his brother Thanassis, in Athens, Greece. From a scrawny, literally hungry kid kicking a ball around in an open field in the Athens neighborhood of Sepolia to a starter in the NBA All-Star Game, Antetonkoumpo has come a very long way. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, photo in Athens, Greece, Takis Zivas, left, coach of Filathlitikos, where Giannis Antetokounmpo had his first professional contract, gives directions to Panagiotis Stavrou, a 14-year-old basketball player. From a scrawny, literally hungry kid kicking a ball around in an open field in the Athens neighborhood of Sepolia to a starter in the NBA All-Star Game, Antetonkoumpo has come a very long way. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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In this Sunday, May 29, 2016, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, center, jumps to dunk the ball during a street basketball game in Athens, Grteece. From a scrawny, literally hungry kid kicking a ball around in an open field in the Athens neighborhood of Sepolia to a starter in the NBA All-Star Game, Antetonkoumpo has come a very long way. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

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In this Sunday, May 29, 2016, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, smiles after scoring as New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis looks on during a street basketball game in Athens, Greece. From a scrawny, literally hungry kid kicking a ball around in an open field in the Athens neighborhood of Sepolia to a starter in the NBA All-Star Game, Antetonkoumpo has come a very long way. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

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In this Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, photo, graffiti by artist Same84 depicting Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetonkoumpo covers the basketball field in Athens, Greece, of Tritonas, the first team of Giannis Antetokounmpo. From a scrawny, literally hungry kid kicking a ball around in an open field in the Athens neighborhood of Sepolia to a starter in the NBA All-Star Game, Antetonkoumpo has come a very long way. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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Kentucky guard De'Aaron Fox (0) drives the baseline as Georgia guard J.J. Frazier defends during the first half of an NCAA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)

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Kentucky guard De'Aaron Fox (0) is fouled by Georgia guard J.J. Frazier (30) as he shoots during the first half of an NCAA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)

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Kentucky forward Edrice Adebayo (3) dunks against Georgia forward Derek Ogbeide (34) and guard J.J. Frazier (30) during the first half of an NCAA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)

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FOR STORY: GREECE TEAM CALLED HOPE : Greece Team Called Hope In this Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, Hozaifa Hajdepo from Syria, second left, soccer player of Hope waits at a canteen at a refugee camp in the western Athens' suburb of Skaramagas. Former Greek national soccer team goalkeeper Antonis Nikopolidis, who became a national hero in 2004 during the European Cup, is heading a project to help refugees stranded in Greece regain a sense of purpose, working as a team. Most players of Hope Refugee Football Club live in a large trailer park at Skaramagas, an industrial zone west of Athens, where freight containers are turned into shoebox-shaped homes. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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FOR STORY: GREECE TEAM CALLED HOPE - In this Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, Ahmad Fahim Ahmadi from Afghanistan listens music inside his container house in the western Athens' suburb of Skaramagas. Most players of Hope Refugee Football Club live in a large trailer park at Skaramagas, an industrial zone west of Athens, where freight containers are turned into shoebox-shaped homes.(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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FOR STORY: GREECE TEAM CALLED HOPE - In this Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, Mohammad Omar from Syria plays with his teammates at the refugee camp in the western Athens' suburb of Skaramagas. Former Greek national soccer team goalkeeper Antonis Nikopolidis, who became a national hero in 2004 during the European Cup, is heading a project to help refugees stranded in Greece regain a sense of purpose, working as a team. Most players of Hope Refugee Football Club live in a large trailer park at Skaramagas, an industrial zone west of Athens, where freight containers are turned into shoebox-shaped homes. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)