WATCH: Giannis Antetokounmpo on his NBA journey, advice to Filipino ballers

GREEK FREAK IN MANILA. Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks talks to Rappler during his visit to Manila. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

GREEK FREAK IN MANILA. Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks talks to Rappler during his visit to Manila.

Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – If Giannis Antetokounmpo could write a note to his younger self, what would he say?

The Milwaukee Bucks star has remained busy as he embarks on off-season travels around the world. He's making a brief stop in this basketball-crazed Southeast Asian nation to empower Filipino youth to take up sports and pursue their education.

Antetokounmpo, 22, sat down with Rappler on Sunday, July 23 for a brief one-on-one interview to talk about his journey from Greece to the USA and the NBA. He also shared his advice to aspiring Filipino basketball players who want to someday make it to the NBA.

Watch the interview above! – Rappler.com