A borderline draft pick coming into the NBA Combine, Georgia Tech’s Josh Okogie saw his NBA Draft stock skyrocket after the first day of the NBA Combine.
For those wondering if Georgia Tech basketball will see the return of Josh Okogie next fall on the basketball court, the short answer right now is that “it’s unlikely.”
On day one of the NBA Combine, Okogie was one of the top performers among his testing and performance in the combine’s first round of scrimmages. A quick search of Okogie’s name on NBA.com’s Combine Results page shows that Okogie flat out dominated the physical testing. Here are a few of his notable results;
- Standing Vertical Leap: 33.00
- Max Vertical Leap: 42.00 (T-1st for all players)
- Shuttle Run: 3.03
- Three Quarter Sprint: 3.04 (1st for all players)
Those results among others have reporters, scouts, and NBA general managers raving about the Snellville, Georgia native.
If Okogie does end up staying in the NBA Draft, the Yellow Jackets would be losing one of their top scorers over the past two seasons. Okogie this past season averaged 18.2 points per game along with 6.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest. He averaged 16.9 points per game over his 61 career games with the program.
The AJC’s Michael Cunningham caught up with Okogie afterwards to get his thoughts on his day one performance.
If Okogie hears his name called on June 21st in Brooklyn, he will become the first Yellow Jacket to be drafted since 2013 when Glen Rice was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round. If he sneaks into the first round, he would be the first, first round pick from Georgia Tech since Iman Shumpert in 2011.