Who is Josh Okogie?
Josh Okogie (born Joshua Aloiye Okogie) is a professional Nigerian basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the NBA (National Basketball Association). He played college basketball at Georgia Tech and was selected 20th overall in the 2018 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Moreover, he represents the Nigeria national team.
How Old Is Josh Okogie?
He is 24 years old as of March 2023, having been born on September 1, 1999, in Lagos, Nigeria. Josh Okogie shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Zendaya, Jungkook, Sam Hurley, Olivia Haschak, Romeo Beckham, and many more.
Josh Okogie Family
Who are Josh Okogie Parents?
He was born to Pius Okogie (Father) and Anthonia Okogie (Mother). He emigrated with his family to the United States when he was three years old. And the family went on and settled in Snellville, Georgia.
Does Josh Okogie have Siblings?
He has four siblings by the names of Evaristus, Nathaniel, Rachel, and Emmanuel.
Josh Okogie Education
He received his high school education at Shiloh High School, where he played high school basketball. After high school, he attended the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Josh Okogie Marital Status
On his love life matters, he is seen as a person who hates drama and loves his privacy. He has managed to keep his marriage/dating life low-key thus leaving many with a lot of unanswered questions. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Josh Okogie Kids
He does not have any kids as of March 2023. In case there is new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Josh Okogie Career
A College Career
As a 6’4″ shooting guard, he was not ranked by ESPN in the recruiting class of 2016. As a freshman, he signed with Georgia Tech, averaged 16.1 points, and 5.4 rebounds per game, and was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team. He was a third-team 2017-18 All-ACC selection as a sophomore. He went on and led Georgia Tech in scoring with 18.2 points per game as a sophomore. After the season, he declared for the 2018 NBA Draft but did not hire an agent, thus leaving the possibility of returning to school. However, on May 21, he confirmed his intentions on entering the NBA Draft.
A Professional Career
A Career with the Minnesota Timberwolves (2018-2022)
He was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 20th overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft on June 21, 2018. On July 2, 2018, he signed with the Timberwolves. He participated in the 2018 NBA Summer League. In early November after Jimmy Butler was traded to Minnesota, he entered the starting lineup averaging nearly 22 minutes a game on the season. After the season, he went on and participated in the 2019 NBA Summer League. On January 29, 2019, he was named a member of the World Team for the 2019 Rising Stars Challenge.
A Career with the Phoenix Suns (2022-Present)
He signed with the Phoenix Suns on July 2, 2022. And went on to score a career-high 28 points on December 7, in a 125-98 loss to the Boston Celtics.
A National Team Career
In addition to playing basketball at the club career, he has also played for his native nationally. Thus he plays for the Nigerian national basketball team and participated in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Josh Okogie Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 4 inches (1.93m) and a weight of 97kg (213 lbs).
Josh Okogie’s Salary and Net Worth
He has an annual average salary of $1,968,175. And has an estimated net worth of between $1 and $5 million.