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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Basketball Report

THE FLATSJosh Okogie competing for Nigeria in World Cup qualifier … James Banks III has a moment … Steph Curry reveals best he faced in high school (could it be a Yellow Jacket?) … more in this week’s #ProJackets Report.

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OKOGIE PARTICIPATING IN NIGERIA FIBA WORLD CUP QUALIFIER

D’Tigers coach Mike Brown has invited 15 players for the fourth qualification window of the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

The roster is headlined by NBA stars, Chimezie Metu of the Sacramento Kings and Josh Okogie of the Phoenix Suns.

Others are Michael Gbinijie, Michael Oguine, Michael Okiki, Keith Omoerah, Christian Mekowulu, Ben Emelogu, Amanze, Egekeze, Miye Oni, Ike Nwamu, Ibe Aguchi, Uchenna Iroegbu, John Mathias Iduh and Abdul-Malik Abu.

Nigeria will face Cote d’Ivoire on August the 26th before facing Guinea on August the 27th and then Angola a day later to wrap up the fourth window of qualifiers.

The fifth and final window of qualifiers will see Nigeria face Cote d’Ivoire for a second time on February 24, Guinea on February 25, and Angola on February 26.

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JAMES BANKS HAS A MOMENT

On Saturday, Former Georgia Tech Basketball star James Banks threw down a dunk on four-time NBA All-Star Paul Millsap at AEBL in Atlanta.

Banks played his college basketball at Texas and Georgia Tech, and this past season he played in 32 G league games.

He averaged 6.4 points and 5.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.4 blocks per contest.

Right now, he is only 24-years-old.

As for Millsap, he is a four-time NBA All-Star, and he spent this past season playing for the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers.

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STEPH CURRY REVEALS BEST PLAYER HE FACED IN HIGH SCHOOL

Recently crowned Finals MVP Steph Curry revealed that Anthony Morrow was the best player he went up against during his high school days in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Curry recently hosted his annual “Curry Camp” in San Francisco, where he invited 26 of the country’s most promising high school players for a scrimmage.

Sports photographer and journalist Caleb Hanna interviewed the two-time MVP after the camp and asked him who was the best player he faced in high school. Curry said:

“Anthony Morrow, yeah. He was a Charlotte legend, still is a Charlotte legend. But I was a sophomore and he was a senior. He was a god, like, could shoot, was 6’5″, could post up, he could do everything. The best player I’ve played against for sure.”

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CHRIS BOSH ON STAYING HEALTHY IN RETIREMENT

The illustrious NBA career of two-time NBA champion and 11-time All-Star Chris Bosh came to an untimely end in 2016 due to life-threatening blood clots. While some NBA players tend not to stay in shape in retirement, Bosh chose to be different. Despite being retired and in a more stable health condition, “CB4” is staying fit and in his prime form.

In an appearance on Men’s Health’s “Eat Like” last year, Bosh revealed his day-to-day diet, which he likes to kick off by popping a couple of pre-workout supplements.

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#PROJACKETS IN THE NBA/G LEAGUE IN 2023-24

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JOSE ALVARADO
Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Number: 15
NBA Experience: 3rd year
Years at Georgia Tech: 2017-21
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Status: Active
6-0, 179 lbs
2023-24 Stats
7.1 ppg
2.3 rpg
2.1 apg
41.2% FG
Record: 49-33
Standing: 7th place, -8.0 GB
Streak: L1
Last 10: 5-5
JAMES BANKS III
Team: Maine Celtics
Number: 5
G League Experience: 3rd year
Years at Georgia Tech: 2018-20
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Status: Active
6-10, 250 lbs
2023-24 Stats
5.3 ppg
4.7 rpg
1.5 bpg
54.2% FG
Record: 21-13
Standing: 2nd place, -1.0 GB
Streak: W1
Last 10: 8-2
MICHAEL DEVOE
Team: Memphis Hustle
Number: 10
G League Experience: 2nd year
Years at Georgia Tech: 2017-21
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
Status: Active
6-4, 183 lbs
2023-24 Stats
13.9 ppg
3.9 rpg
3.1 apg
47.4% FG
Record: 15-19
Standing: 12th, -9.0 GB
Streak: W1
Last 10: 3-7
DERRICK FAVORS
Team: Windy City Bulls (G League)
Number: 14
NBA Experience: 12 seasons
Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-10
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Status: Active
6-9, 265 lbs
2023-24 Stats
6.2 ppg
4.7 rpg
0.7 bpg
66.7% FG
Record: 15-19
Standing: 13th place, -7.0 GB
Streak: L1
Last 10: 4-6
JOSH OKOGIE
Team: Phoenix Suns
Number: 2
NBA Experience: 5 seasons
Years at Georgia Tech: 2016-18
Hometown: Snellville, Ga.
Status: Active
6-4, 213 lbs
2023-24 Stats
4.6 ppg
2.6 rpg
1.1 apg
41.7% FG
Record: 49-33
Standing: 6th place, -8.0 GB
Streak: W3
Last 10: 7-3
THADDEUS YOUNG
Team: free agent
Number: 30
NBA Experience: 16 seasons
Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-07
Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
Status: Active
6-8, 235 lbs
2023-24 Stats
4.2 ppg
3.0 rpg
1.7 apg
60.2% FG
Record: 49-33
Standing: 6th place, -8.0 GB
Streak: W3
Last 10: 7-3

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