Minnesota Timberwolves Draft Profile: Josh Okogie
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By Trey Flynn

With Josh Okogie, you’re getting a player that never stops moving on the court. Okogie never missed a game while starting with Georgia Tech, meaning he’s the epitome of a Tom Thibodeau type player.

Okogie will be 20 this year and will still have more experience than most players around the NCAAB. With 61 games started in college, Okogie has proved to be a 3-and-D type player that can do it all on the offensive end at the shooting guard position, a lot like Donovan Mitchell for the Utah Jazz.

It would be remiss to not talk about Okogie’s ability to shoot the ball as well, with 38 percent from the 3-point line during his time in college. While averaging almost 17 points per game with almost 7 boards, you’re getting a rare 6’4″ shooting guard that is underrated.

As for Okogie’s fit with the Timberwolves, it’s an obvious help to their roster whom desperately needs a sixth man or even just shooting help off the bench. Okogie’s lack of defensive prowess is what is holding him back in this draft, also his teams lack of success in March Madness. Much like Mitchell, he seems to be doubted in areas that can be fixed, but are missed by most...



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