Milwaukee Buck star Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named in the 2019-20 NBA All-Defensive First Team.
This comes after the 25-year-old was also voted the 2019-20 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
The NBA All-Defensive First Team is decided by votes from a global panel of 100 persons from diverse backgrounds.
The panel, which comprises of both sportswriters and broadcasters, voted overwhelmingly for Antetokounmpo.
The Greek superstar received 97 NBA All-Defensive First Team vote, earning him a total of 195 points.
He is on joined on the 2019-20 NBA All-Defensive First Team by LA Lakers forward Anthony Davis, Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert and Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart.
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Meanwhile, LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, Bucks center Brook Lopez, Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo, Clippers guard Patrick Beverley and Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe made the 2019-20 NBA All-Defensive Second Team.
Bucks are the first team to have at least three players named to the NBA All-Defensive Team since the Memphis Grizzlies in 2012-13.
This follows the selection of Antetokounmpo to the NBA All-Defensive First Team and Lopez and Bledsoe to the Second Team.
In the 2012-13 season, Grizzlies’ Tony Allen, Mike Conley and Marc Gasol also achieved the same feat.