Open mobile menu

Georgia Tech #ProJackets Basketball Report

THE FLATS – Yellow Jacket basketball alumni Josh Okogie and Alade Aminu recognized among top 15 Nigerian players of all time … more in this week’s #ProJackets Report.

*****

OKOGIE, AMINU LISTED AMONG TOP NIGERIAN PLAYERS OF ALL-TIME

Basketball has steadily gained popularity in Nigeria over the years, producing an array of talented players who have made a significant impact on the international stage. These Nigerian basketball stars have demonstrated their exceptional skills, versatility, and resilience, cementing their places among the best in the sport.

Alade Aminu (No. 6), the younger brother of Al-Farouq Aminu, has made a name for himself as a skilled power forward. His international career with Nigeria includes appearances in the FIBA World Cup and the Olympic Games, highlighting his contributions to the national team.

A rising star in the NBA, Josh Okogie (No. 11) has quickly become one of Nigeria’s brightest talents. Known for his high-energy style of play and defensive prowess, Okogie has impressed both fans and pundits with his tenacity on the court. Representing Nigeria in international competitions, he has showcased his skills and contributed significantly to the team’s success.

More from Info Guide Nigeria

*****

#ProJackets on Social Media

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Guitry G 🎞️ (@guitryg)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Michael Devoe (@mdevoe0)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Josh Okogie (@callme_nonstop)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Thad Young (@thad.young21)

#ProJackets in the NBA/G League 2023-24

PLAYERDATANUMBERSTEAM
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
6.9 ppg
2.2 rpg
1.8 apg
41.8% FG
Record: 33-22
Standing: 6th place, -6.0 GB
Streak: W2
Last 10: 7-3
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
6.1 ppg
6.6 rpg
1.8 bpg
48.4% FG
Record: 11-9
Standing: 7th place, -2.0 GB
Streak: W2
Last 10: 6-4
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
13.3 ppg
2.2 rpg
2.9 apg
52.0% FG
Record: 10-10
Standing: 10th, -5.0 GB
Streak: W1
Last 10: 6-4
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
6.9 ppg
5.4 rpg
0.6 bpg
74.4% FG
Record: 6-12
Standing: 14th place, -6.0 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
5.0 ppg
2.8 rpg
1.1 apg
41.5% FG
Record: 33-22
Standing: 5th place, -6.0 GB
Streak: W2
Last 10: 7-3
THADDEUS YOUNG
Team: free agent
Number: tbd
NBA Experience: 16 seasons
Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-07
Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
Status: Active
6-8, 235 lbs
2023-24 Stats
5.0 ppg
3.3 rpg
2.2 apg
62.1% FG
Record: 33-22
Standing: 5th place, -6.0 GB
Streak: W2
Last 10: 7-3

 

RELATED HEADLINES

Men's Basketball Stoudamire Radio Show Live Tonight at Hattie B's West Midtown

Yellow Jacket head coach and radio voice Andy Demetra to host program live, 7 p.m. tonight

Stoudamire Radio Show Live Tonight at Hattie B's West Midtown
Men's Basketball VIDEO: Highlights from Georgia Tech vs. Miami

Sights and sounds from the Yellow Jackets' road win against the Hurricanes

VIDEO: Highlights from Georgia Tech vs. Miami
Men's Basketball Jackets Get Road Win at Miami, 80-76

Tech matches season high with 15 threes, Kelly has seven and 25 points

Jackets Get Road Win at Miami, 80-76
Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Legends Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets