Hello My Name Is... Josh Okogie

Oct. 25, 2016

THE FLATS – Hailing from Snellville, Ga., freshman Josh Okogie was a three-year starter at Shiloh High School.

Okogie was named first-team all-state by the Atlanta Journal Constitution in 2016. The 6-foot-4 guard was named the Gwinnett Daily Post’s Player of the Year after both his junior and senior campaigns.

Okogie will wear No. 5 for the Yellow Jackets.

Shoe Size: 14

Roommate: Shaheed Medlock, Josh Heath, Tadric Jackson

Three words that describe me: energetic, funny, smart

Favorite food: BBQ wings

Favorite late night snack: fruit snacks

Meal I prepare most often: noodles

Favorite interest, activity or hobby outside of basketball: music

App on your phone you use the most: Snapchat

Favorite spot on campus: gym

Favorite childhood activity: playing instruments

Favorite TV show: Spongebob Squarepants

Moment in history I’d like to have witnessed: 1992 Olympics

Favorite place you have traveled to: Las Vegas

Celebrity crush: Keke Palmer

Favorite sports movie: Like Mike

Favorite non-sports movie: Now You See Me

Best sports talent besides basketball: soccer

Favorite NBA player: Steph Curry

Favorite non-NBA athlete: Serena Williams

Favorite Georgia Tech sport to watch: basketball

Most memorable sports moment: hitting a game winner from the three to beat the 3rd ranked team in the state as a sophomore

Pregame ritual: pray

My focus this summer: get 1st team defense All-ACC and 1st team Freshman All-ACC

Favorite Coach Pastner phrase: “Taped ready to go at 4:30”

What I’m looking forward to most about Georgia Tech: winning

Georgia Tech’s men’s basketball team is in its first year under head coach Josh Pastner. Tech has been a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference since 1979, won three ACC Championships (1985, 1990, 1993), played in the NCAA Tournament 16 times and played in two Final Fours (1990, 2004). Connect with Georgia Tech Men’s Basketball on social media by liking their Facebook Page, or following on Twitter (@GTMBB).

For more information on Tech basketball, visit Ramblinwreck.com. Tickets for men’s basketball can be purchased here.


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