Georgia Tech’s standout guard Josh Okogie declared for the NBA Draft on Thursday, but will not sign with an agent to preserve his amateur status.
Okogie submitted his application to the NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee and to the NBA ahead of the April 22 early-entry candidate deadline. The application enables Okogie to work out for NBA teams beginning April 24 and attend the NBA combine, if invited, and receive feedback on his potential draft status. He must remove his name from the draft by May 30 in order to maintain his college eligibility.
“After consulting with my family, I have decided to take this step, gather all the information I can and see what is best for me,” Okogie said in a university release. “If it’s in my best interest not to go, then I’ll look forward to being back for my junior year at Georgia Tech.
“This is a very exciting time for me, and I’m very humbled by this opportunity, I would love to have everyone’s continued support and prayers during this process.”
The sophomore averaged 18.2 points, the fourth-highest scoring average in the ACC, and 6.3 rebounds per game en route to being named a third team All-ACC selection. He is one of only six Georgia Tech players to record 1,000 career points before the end of their sophomore season.
The last Georgia Tech player to be drafted was Glen Rice Jr. back in 2013. Okogie would be the 46th player in Yellow Jacket history to be selected in the NBA draft.