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
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
ABOUT GEORGIA TECH MEN’S BASKETBALL
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).