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AJC: 9 things to know about Josh Okogie's national-team experience
Tabbed to the pre-season All-ACC team for 2017-18 by the ACC media (2nd team) at Operation Basketball ... Versatile perimeter player with the length, athletic ability and basketball IQ enable him to compete at all three perimeter positions ... Can impact the game at both ends of the court and is a multi-dimensional offensive threat, able to create scoring opportunities for himself and teammate ... Had a tremendous freshman season, one of the best in Tech history, amassing the third-highest point total (596) for a freshman in program history and the fifth highest scoring average (16.1 ppg) ... Named to the ACC All-Freshman team ... Earned an invitation to training camp for the 2017 USA Basketball U19 team and made the 12-man squad that competed in the FIBA U19 World Cup in Cairo, Egypt ... Averaged 13.4 minutes, 4.6 points and 4.6 rebounds in seven games at the World Cup ... Best game was a 17-point, 10-rebound performance in a pool play victory over Angola.
2017-18 - Game-by-Game Statistics
2016-17 - Game-by-Game Statistics
ACC All-Freshman team choice who ranked third among ACC first-year players in scoring at 16.1 points per game ... Recorded the fifth-highest scoring average for a freshman in Tech history ... His 596 total points for the season were the third most by a Tech freshman in program history ... Led Tech in scoring in NIT games (19.8 ppg), hitting 46.5 percent from the floor ... Also averaged 7.4 rebounds per game with 14 total assists and just six turnovers ... Game-high 26 at Ole Miss and 22 vs. CSU Bakersfield ... Named to the NIT all-tournament team ... Ranked 15th in the ACC in scoring average, with 32 double-figure scoring games ... Team's third-leading rebounder (5.4 per game, four double-figure games) ... In ACC games, he averaged 17.1 points (13th best in the ACC) and 5.9 rebounds, shot 48.1 percent from the floor and 42.9 percent from three-point range ... Reached double digits in every ACC game but one ... Did not reach double figures vs. Notre Dame (Jan. 28) but scored the game-winning basket on a transition layup just before the final horn ... Scored in double digits in 16 straight after that through the end of the season ... Scored 20-plus five times in ACC games, including a 35-point effort (10-18 FG, 14-17 FT) against Florida State ... Snared career-high 14 rebounds for his first career double-double ... Also had five assists, making him the first ACC player to get 30/10/5 in a game since 2009 ... Became the third Tech freshman to score 30-plus twice or more in a season ... Kenny Anderson did it four times in 1989-90, Mark Price twice in 1982-83 ... Scored 27 in a win at NC State (10-of-18 FG, 3-0f-3 on 3s, 4-of-6 on FT) ... Scored 26 in his ACC debut, Tech's upset win over No. 9 North Carolina (15 points in the second half, 11-for-13 from the free throw line) ... Scored 23 points in a loss at Wake Forest (11-13 FT) with four assists, and 25 in the return match with NC State (11-17 FG) ... Set a Tech freshman record with 38 points against Tulane in November, hitting 12-of-20 from the floor and 13-for-18 from the foul line ... Was named ACC Rookie of the Week four times ... Set Tech freshman records for free throws made (180) and attempted (241) and made 74.7 percent ... Third in the ACC in FT attempts per game (6.5 in all games, 7.4 in NIT games) ... Also had 61 assists, 27 blocks and a team-high 48 steals.
Rated a three-star prospect by both Rivals and Scout ... 247sports.com tabbed the senior as the state's fourth-best player while Rivals ranked him among the country's top 150 players ... A three-year starter at Shiloh High School who led the Generals' to a 28-4 mark and the program's first-ever state semi-final appearance as a junior, then to a 24-6 record and the Region 8-AAAAAA championship as a senior ... Averaged 13 points in three playoff games ... Named the Gwinnett Daily Post's Player of the Year as a junior and a senior, and was named first-team All-State by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Atlanta Tip-Off Club in 2016 ... Honor roll student who graduated with a 3.8 GPA ... Played on the national AAU circuit with CP3.
Full name is Joshua Aloiye Okogie (pronounced "oh-KO-gee" with a hard G) ... Born September 1, 1998 in Lagos, Nigeria ... Son of Pius and Anthonia Okogie ... Fourth of five children ranging from 11 to 30 years old ... Tried out basketball just for fun at age 8 ... Majoring in business administration.