#2 Shooting Guard

Josh Okogie

Height / Weight
6' 4" / 213 lbs
Born
Sep 1, 1998 (24)
College
Georgia Tech
NBA Draft
1st Round, 20th Overall, 2018
NBA Career
2
Nationality
Nigerian / American
Net Worth
$4.7 Million
SEASON STATS
2022-2023
PTS
5.0
+2.2
Rebounds
3.0
+1.6
Assists
1.2
+0.7
PER
16.26
+5.48
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: Josh Okogie
Nickname: Nonstop
Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria
Education: Georgia Tech
Parents: Pius and Anthonia Okogie

Josh Okogie Biography Details, Age, Net Worth, and Basketball Career

Josh Aloiye Okogie was born on September 1, 1998, in Lagos, Nigeria. Josh was born to Pius and Anthonia Okogie alongside his siblings Evaristus, Nathaniel, Rachael, and Emmanuel. When Josh was only three years of age, his family emigrated to the United States. The Okogie family settled in Snellville, Georgia. It was in Snellville, Georgia where Josh began his high school basketball career at Shiloh High School. Following high school, Okogie went on to remain in Georgia and play for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. He played two seasons for the Yellow Jackets before declaring for the 2018 NBA Draft. Josh Okogie was selected with the 20th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He is currently a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves. 

Josh Okogie High School Career (Shiloh)

Josh Okogie attended high school at Shiloh High School in Snellville, Georgia. This was his local high school in the town that his family emigrated to from Nigeria. In his senior year, Okogie averaged 19.3 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 4.9 steals per game. While leading the Generals to a 24-6 record, Okogie helped them top it off with a Region 8-6A Championship. He was subsequently named to the All-State 6A first team. Okogie then committed to play for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. 

Josh Okogie College Career (Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets)

Josh Okogie was certain he wanted to remain in the state of Georgia for college, signing to Georgia Tech on October 13, 2015. In just his freshman year as a Yellow Jacket, Okogie averaged 16.1 points and 5.4 rebounds en route to being named to the ACC All-Freshman Team. Okogie scored 596 points in his freshman year, making him the third-highest freshman scorer in program history. He started in all 37 games for Georgia Tech in 2016-17. In his sophomore year, Okogie led Georgia Tech in scoring with 18.2 points per game. He was then selected third team All-ACC for 2017-18. Following his sophomore year, Okogie declared for the 2018 NBA Draft.

Josh Okogie NBA Career

Josh Okogie was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 20th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft on June 21, 2018. He officially inked his name on July 2, 2018. In his rookie year, Okogie recorded 7.7 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 1.2 steals per game over 23.7 minutes. In the following season, Okogie is currently averaging 8.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.1 steals per game. He has seen a chance in the starting lineup due to the departure of veteran wing Jimmy Butler. Okogie also was named to the World Team for the 2019 Rising Stars Challenge. In the following season, Okogie is currently averaging 8.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.1 steals per game.

Josh Okogie Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

Josh Okogie’s current net worth is unknown. Thus far in his career he has amassed $4,691,400 in career earnings. Okogie is currently on a 3-year, $7,462,440 contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves. This contract pays him an average annual salary of $2,487,480. Josh Okogie’s current endorsement deals are unknown.

Josh Okogie signed a 3-year, $7.5 million deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2018. 

Josh Okogie Personal Life

Josh Okogie was born in Lagos, Nigeria. Josh was born to Pius and Anthonia Okogie alongside his siblings Evaristus, Nathaniel, Rachael, and Emmanuel. When Josh was only three years of age, his family emigrated to the United States. The Okogie family settled in Snellville, Georgia. His older brother, Nathaniel, played soccer at Brewton-Parker College. Josh Okogie began playing basketball at the age of 11 in Georgia, and his raw talent parlayed with his work ethic led him to the NBA. 

Josh Okogie Quotes

  • “To all the fans in Minnesota, I appreciate you all!! Trust me when I say this, the best is yet to come!!”

Josh Okogie Fun Facts

  • He scored a college career high 38 points against Tulane on November 26, 2016.
  • Okogie’s favorite basketball players of all time are Michael Jordan, Kevin Durant, and Steph Curry. 
  • He would compare his game to Jimmy Butler.
  • Okogie’s favorite sport aside from basketball is soccer.
  • Josh began playing basketball when he was 11 years old.
  • He said the best player he ever faced before the NBA was Harry Giles.
Career stats
2022-2023
PHO
2021-2022
MIN
2020-2021
MIN
2019-2020
MIN
2018-2019
MIN
Season Team G MIN FG% 3P% FT% REB AST BLK STL PTS
2022-2023
46 13.0 38.1 27.8 69.6 3.0 1.2 0.5 0.6 5.0
2021-2022
48 10.7 40.4 29.8 68.6 1.5 0.5 0.2 0.5 2.8
2020-2021
59 20.3 40.2 26.9 76.9 2.6 1.1 0.5 0.9 5.4
2019-2020
62 25.0 42.7 26.6 79.6 4.3 1.6 0.4 1.1 8.6
2018-2019
74 23.7 38.6 27.9 72.8 2.9 1.2 0.4 1.2 7.7
Recent Games
Wed 2/1
Mon 1/30
Sat 1/28
Thu 1/26
Tue 1/24
Sun 1/22
Sat 1/21
Mon 1/16
Fri 1/13
Wed 1/11
Date Opp RESULT MIN PTS OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO
Wed 2/1
L 132-100
15 2 2 0 2 3 1 1 0
Mon 1/30
W 106-114
5 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 1
Sat 1/28
W 128-118
11 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
Thu 1/26
L 99-95
9 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
Tue 1/24
W 97-128
24 9 2 5 7 2 0 2 1
Sun 1/22
W 110-112
13 4 2 1 3 0 0 0 3
Sat 1/21
W 107-112
34 24 4 6 10 4 1 4 1
Mon 1/16
L 106-136
9 9 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
Fri 1/13
L 116-121
20 7 2 1 3 1 1 1 2
Wed 1/11
L 97-126
34 14 4 5 9 5 1 0 3