In a bit of an unexpected move on Thursday, Georgia Tech sophomore guard Josh Okogie declared for the NBA Draft, however he won’t sign an agent.
There’s no secret that over the last two seasons, Georgia Tech sophomore guard Josh Okogie has been the Jackets best scoring threat and one of the best scorers in the ACC. It was expected that Okogie would return next season and become the Jackets veteran leader on and off the floor.
However, that may not happen now as the Georgia native declared for the 2018 NBA Draft on Thursday via Twitter. That being said, Okogie also noted that he would not be signing with an agent in order to keep his NCAA eligibility.
Over the course of the next two and half months, Okogie will be able to attend private workouts and the NBA Combine. During these workouts and the combine, he will receive valuable feedback from NBA teams on his game which will be highly beneficial for the Snellville native even if he returns to Tech.
After attending the private workouts as well the NBA combine, Okogie will have to make a decision by May 30th on if he will return to Tech for his junior season or will end his collegiate eligibility.
This past season, Okogie played in 24 games and averaged 18.2 points per game while shooting at an .416/.380/.821 slash. Through his first two seasons, Okogie has put together quite the impressive totals, as he’s surpassed 1,000 points, 300 rebounds, 120 assists, 90 steals, and 50 blocks in 61 career games.
Currently, NBADraft.net has Okogie ranked as the 60th best prospect eligible for this year’s NBA Draft but also currently has him going undrafted.