Josh Okogie Biography

( 1998 - )
February 18, 2019
First published on:November 26, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Josh Okogie

Date of Birth: 1998, September 1
Age: 21 years old
Birth Nation: Nigeria
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Birth Name Josh Okogie
Birth Place Lagos, Nigeria
Famous Name Josh Okogie
Horoscope Virgo
Father Pius
Mother Anthonia Okogie
Salary $2,163,600
Siblings Evaristus, Nathaniel, Rachael and Emmanuel
School Location Snellville, Georgia
Points 16.1
Rebounds 5.4
University Team The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men's basketball
Cars Toyota Camry
No. of Twitter Followers 11K
No. of Instagram Followers 39.6K
Weight 96 kg
Position in Team Shooting guard
Current team Minnesota Timberwolves
Nationality Nigerian/American
Ethnicity Africian
Profession Basketball Player
Came to fame after upon selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Currently Working For Minnesota Timberwolves
Awards Third-team All-ACC (2018)
Current City Minnesota
University attended Georgia Institute of Technology
School attended Shiloh High School
Affair with Not known
Squad No 20

Josh Okogie is a Nigerian/American professional Basketball player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). As of 2019, Joshua Aloiye Okogie currently plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves as their Shooting guard.


As a Shooting guard, Joshua Aloiye Okogie reportedly earns around $2,163,600 as his yearly salary from Minnesota Timberwolves.

Josh Okogie's Net Worth And Salary

As of 2019, Okogie has an estimated net worth around $1 million. In 2018, Josh Okogie reportedly signed a contract with Minnesota Timberwolves. Further, the NBA player has an average salary of $2,163,600 annually.

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Moreover, he is 13th best-paid player of Minnesota Timberwolves, standing behind Derrick Rose by $15,530.

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His projected salary for the next four seasons are: 

2019-2020 $2,533,920
2020-2021 $2,654,520
2021-2022 $4,093,269
2022-2023 $5,865,655

Josh Okogie Personal Life

The Famous NBA star is 6 feet 4 inch in height and weighs around 212 lbs. Joshua Aloiye Okogie is not only a world-class athlete but also is a very attractive individual.

In addition, Minnesota Timberwolves Small forward has just begun his career and seems to enjoy his early days of playing. Currently, there aren't any rumors about his probable girlfriend or wife.

His favorite basketball players are Michael Jordan, Kevin Durant, and Steph Curry.

Other than being a famous NBA Shooting guard, Joshua Aloiye Okogie is pretty famous in social media, having 38.8k followers on Instagram and 10.3k followers on Twitter.

Josh Okogie Bio and Early Life

Joshua Aloiye Okogie was born on September 1, 1998, in Lagos, Nigeria to parents Pius and Anthonia Okogie. As per his nationality, he is Nigerian/American and belongs to the Afro-American ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Virgo. He grew up along with his siblings, Evaristus, Nathaniel, Rachael and Emmanuel.

Joshua Aloiye Okogie attended Shiloh High School in Snellville, Georgia where he played for his high school basketball team.

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After completing high school, Joshua Aloiye Okogie enrolled at Georgia Institute of Technology and played for The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men's basketball. Joshua Aloiye Okogie, in his college career, held an average of 16.1 points and 5.4 rebounds.

As a child, Josh showed great skills in playing piano, violin, and tuba, but he had to give them up to focus on basketball in the ninth grade at the age of 11. Finally, this decision paid off and took him to the NBA.

Josh Okogie Professional Career

On June 21, 2018, the Minnesota Timberwolves drafted Josh with the 20th overall pick in the NBA draft for 2018, Making him the highest drafted Nigerian player since Michael Olowokandi, who was first chosen in the 1998 NBA Draft and the third Nigerian to be chosen in the first round since 2000.

CAPTION: Josh Okogie posing in Timberwolves' jersey SOURCE: HoopsHype

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Later, Okogie signed on 2 July 2018 with the Timberwolves.

Further, Okogie was named a member of the World Team for the 2019 Rising Stars Challenge, on January 29, 2019, 

On February 14, 2019,  he blocked James Harden, the league's points-per-game leader, in a game versus the Houston Rockets.

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