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5 - Josh Okogie

6-4, 210 Shooting Guard/Small Forward
Georgia Tech Sophomore
Birthday
09/01/98 (22.1 yrs)
Hometown
Lagos, Nigeria
High School
Shiloh
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
9
Size
8
Defense
8
Strength
8
Quickness
8
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
6
Ball Handling
7
Potential
8
Passing
6
Intangibles
7

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

 

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