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THE FLATS – Can Josh Okogie outperform his new contract with the Suns? … Former Jacket Khalid Moore signs with Greek team to begin pro career … more in this week’s #ProJackets Report.

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WHICH SUNS PLAYERS WILL OUTPERFORM THEIR CONTRACTS?

There was a point last season where many thought that Josh Okogie was going to price himself out of a return to the Suns. Unfortunately for all parties involved, that was at the peak of the Okogie experience and never came to fruition after a disappointing playoff run.

Okogie holds a $2.9 million player option at the conclusion of this season, so the open market is still a possibility should he offer more consistency on the offensive end.

If Okogie runs away with the fifth starter spot or is able to consistently close games (hit corner threes) his value will skyrocket in the open market.

He is still just 24 years old after all.

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FORMER JACKET KHALID MOORE SIGNS WITH CLUB IN GREECE

Forward Khalid Moore, who played four years at Georgia Tech, graduated in 2022 and helped lead the Yellow Jackets to an Atlantic Coast Conference championship in 2021, signed a contract to begin his professional career with Lavrio BC in the Greek Basket League. He played in the NBA Summer League for the New York Knicks.

Moore played in 117 games, starting 63, and averaged 4.4 points over four years on The Flats, and received his bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2022. He elected to use his COVID year of eligibility as a graduate transfer at Fordham, closer to his hometown, where he started all 33 games and averaged 15.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.

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  • Charles Mitchell (6’8”-F/C-1993, played in 2014-16) plays pro in Uruguay
  • Robert Sampson (6’8”-F-1992, played in 2013-13) plays in Vietnam
  • Michael Devoe (6’5”-G-1999, played in 2018-22) played for Portland in NBA Summer League
  • Jordan Usher (6’7”-SF-1999, played in 2019-22) played for Phoenix in NBA Summer League
  • Ja’Von Franklin (6’7”-F, graduated ‘2023) played for Miami in NBA Summer League
  • Khalid Moore (6’7”-F-2000, played in 2018-22) played for New York Knicks in NBA Summer League
  • Moses Wright (6’9”-F-1998, played in 2017-21) played for Toronto in NBA Summer League

Other former Georgia Institute of Technology players, who play in pro basketball:

  • Jose Alvarado (6’0”-PG-1998, played in 2017-16) plays for New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA
  • Derrick Favors (6’10”-F-1991, played in 2009-23) played for Atlanta Hawks in the NBA
  • Thaddeus Young (6’8”-F-1988, played in 2006-07) plays for Toronto Raptors in the NBA
  • Josh Okogie (6’4”-G-1998, plays in 2016-18) played for Phoenix Suns in the NBA
  • Adam Smith (6’1”-PG-1992, played in 2015-16) plays for Bilbao in Spanish Liga Endesa
  • Ben Lammers (6’10”-C-1995, played in 2014-18) played for ALBA Berlin in German BBL
  • Avi Schafer (6’8”-C-1998, played in 2017-19) played for SeaHorses Mikawa in Japanese B1 League
  • Josh Heath (6’1”-PG-1994, played in 2014-17) played for Stella Artois Leuven Bears in Belgian Pro Basketball League
  • James Banks III (6’10”-F/C-1998, played in 2018-20) plays for Texas Legends in the NBA G League
  • Trae Golden (6’3”-PG-1991, played in 2013-14) played for Beijing Royal Fighters in Chinese CBA
  • Brandon Alston (6’5”-G-1995, played in 2017-19) played for Batumi in Georgian Superleague
  • Anthony McHenry (6’8”-SF-1983, played in 2001-05) played for Shinshu BW in Japanese B1 League
  • Marcus Georges-Hunt (6’5”-F-1994, played in 2012-16) played for Kuwait in Kuwaiti D1
  • Tadric Jackson (6’2”-G-1994, played in 2014-18) plays for Atlanta Aliens in the ABA
  • Evan Jester (6’7”-F-1999, played in 2017-19) plays for Atlanta Aliens in the ABA
  • Abdoulaye Gueye (6’9”-C-1994, played in 2014-15) signed for Sigortam.net in Turkish TBL
  • Glen Rice Jr. (6’6”-F-1991, played in 2009-12) plays for Power in the Big3
  • Gani Lawal (6’9”-F/C-1988, played in 2007-10) played for Runa Basket in Russian Superleague 1

The list above includes only some of alumni playing currently in pro basketball. Check complete list of Georgia Tech basketball alumni.

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