Breaking down Josh Okogie‘s offensive game

Josh Okogie NBA Draft
Josh Okogie is one of the draft’s more interesting prospects.

Josh Okogie is a 6’4 guard that played for the George Tech before declaring for the NBA draft. He played 2 seasons at the school. A former three-star prospect, no other ACC Team offered him a scholarship. Okogie at the time was the 11-best prospect in the state of Georgia. Okogie is a very athletic guard even by NBA standard’s tying for the highest vertical leap (42 inches) and the fourth highest standing vertical (33 inches) tied with Zharie Smith. He further showcased his athletic ability by setting the fastest three quarter court sprint (3.04 seconds). Combine this athletic ability in a 210 guard with a 7’0 wingspan you have a very interesting prospect. I plan to go into more detail about the NBA prospect Josh Okogie.

Offense

Josh Okogie averaged over 15 ppg both of his years at George Tech. Freshman year he averaged 16.1 ppg’s in his sophomore year averaged 18.2 ppg. Sophomore year his field goal percentage dropped from .453 to .416. Okogie missed the first 8 games of his sophomore year suffering an open dislocation of the index finger of his left hand. He improved mightily in his free throw shooting from his freshman to sophomore year rising from .747 to .821. Okogie free throw percentage indicates there is a good chance his shot can be very good at the next level. He shot .384 percent from 3 his sophomore year and .380 percent his freshman Both years he finished the season with a .588 true shooting percentage compare that percentage to other SG’s Lonnie Walker (.531), Grayson Allen(.580), Donte DiVincenzo (.608) he is right in the mix.

Okogie heavily uses his athletic ability to help him score. His athletism helped in the paint amongst the tree’s finishing put backs and layup in the forest dominated by giants known to mortal’s as the paint. Okogie averaged over 6 FTA’s a game both of his year’s at George Tech showcasing he has the ability to get to the free throw line and knock them down at a high rate. One knock on Okogie game is his nonexistence passing game at the college level. He averaged 2.5 assists to 2.5 turnovers he improved in this regard over his freshman year where he had an abysmal aneurysm setting 1.6 assists to 2.1 turnovers equaling 0.76 assists to one turnover. From time to time he will showcase a nice pass but overall there is no consistency at all he going into the NBA purely as a shooting guard.

References
https://www.foxsports.com/college-basketball
https://stats.nba.com/draft/combine-anthro/
https://www.reddit.com/r/NBA_Draft

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