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5 - Josh Okogie

Georgia Tech 

  • Birthday: 9/1/98
  • NBA Position: SG/SF
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Ht: 6-4
  • Wt: 210
  • Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
  • High School: Shiloh
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Overall

90

2018
Mock:  37

NBA Comparison: Iman Shumpert/Wade Baldwin

Strengths: 6’4 sophomore with dynamic combination of length (7-foot wingspan) and athleticism ... Explosive ... Big time athlete recording some of the best athleticism testing numbers of all the NBA combine participants ... Has solid form on his shot and utilizes the pull up well ... Solid scorer with decent 3 point range (hit 38/100 threes as a soph) ... Plays a loose, fearless, attacking brand of basketball ... Attacks the rim frequently and draws a lot of free throw opportunities with his physical style ... Capitalizes on his aggressive style by being a quality FT shooter (82%} ... Has a strong 215 lb frame with big shoulders and arms that he puts to good use ... His length gives him solid potential on the defensive end of the floor ... Solid catch and shoot player with good form and follow through on shot ... Threw down some spectacular dunks ... Played some PG out of necessity, developing his ball handling ... Can bring the ball up the floor and attack the rim off the bounce in the half court ... Crashes the glass hard ... Very strong rebounder at 6.3 per game ... Still just 19 years of age. Will turn 20 in September, giving his upside a lot of intrigue ... Solid post passer ... Capable of posting up when he’s got a mismatch defending him ... Excellent hands to receive and grab loose balls ... More explosive off two feet ...

Weaknesses: Feel for the game is questionable... Game is a bit ball dominant so he’ll need to work on being as productive playing off the ball ... Unorthodox style ... Has a tendency to get out of control on drives and force things that aren’t there ... Decision making needs to improve ... Not a great passer or a guy that facilitates offense for others ... Needs to continue to work on his drive and dish game ... Had an even 2.5/2.5 a/to ratio but it’s clear he’s not a natural point, and unlikely that he plays the position at the next level ... Doesn’t get huge elevation on his shot, more of a set shooter, making him more effective in space ... Despite a huge wingspan, a bit undersized on the wing at 6’4 ... Despite being extremely explosive, lacks great fluidity. Somewhat rigid in his movements ...

Outlook: Lack of quality teammates allowed opposing teams to game plan Okogie and swarm him any time he had the ball in his hands ... Ben slammers at 11 Pg was his only real high level teammate ... He had a tendency to play out of control but some of that may be due to aforementioned situation ... Considered a potential late first / early second rounder for the 2018 NBA Draft ...

Notes: Born in Lagos, Nigeria ... Played on the U19 USA Team in Egypt ... Measured: 6' 3'' barefoot, 6' 4.5'' in shoes, 210.8 lbs, 7' 0'' wingspan, 8' 6'' standing reach, 5.20% body fat, 9.00 inch hand length at the 2018 NBA Draft Combine ... Measured 6'3 without shoes, 6'4 with shoes, 213 lbs, with a 7'0 wingspan and 8'5 standing reach at the June 2017 USA U19 tryouts ...

Aran Smith 6/20/18

February 5, 2015

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