Georgia Tech star guard Josh Okogie is impressing USA Basketball as he tries to land on the United States U-19 roster.
Josh Okogie had an impressive freshman season for the Yellow Jackets in the 2016-17 basketball season. Over the last few weeks, Okogie has been trying out for the United States U-19 roster.
All early indications are that Okogie is not only impressing those around Atlanta and the ACC but are impressing those at USA basketball. Okogie will still have to make it through a few more days as the final cuts for the roster will be made on Sunday.
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Last season, Okogie was the Yellow Jackets star attraction and one of the best freshman not just in the ACC but in the country. Okogie averaged 16.1 points per game to go along with 5.4 rebounds per game and 1.6 points per game. The 6-foot-4 guard was game-in-and-game-out a consistent scoring threat for the Yellow Jackets and only got better as the season went on.
Whether he makes the U-19 roster or not, Okogie will return to Georgia Tech next season and once again be the main attraction on offense. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Okogie’s numbers rise as he could very well end up being an ACC Player of the Year candidate when it’s all said and done.
If the Jackets are going to make the NCAA Tournament next season, a lot of the Jacket’s success will lie on Okogie’s shoulders.