Georgia Tech's Okogie Starts Team USA Workouts in Egypt

Georgia Tech sophomore guard Josh Okogie has begun working with 26 of the nation's best 19-and-under basketball players at the 2017 USA Basketball Men's U19 World Cup Team training camp at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., with the hope of making the 12-man team that competes in the FIBA U19 World Championships in Cairo, Egypt.

Okogie, a 6-4 guard, made the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Freshman team after leading the Yellow Jackets in scoring at 16.1 points per game in 2016-17, leading Tech to a 21-16 record and to the finals of the National Invitation Tournament. He finished the season with the fifth-highest scoring average for a freshman in Tech history, and his 596 total points were the third-most. Overall, he ranked 15th in the ACC in scoring, posting 32 double-digit scoring games, and was the team's third-leading rebounder at 5.4 per game.

He is the first active Tech player to be invited to a USA Basketball training camp since Marcus Georges-Hunt and Robert Carter, Jr., participated in the Under-19 World Cup Team camp in 2013.

"I was stunned for the most part [by the invitation]; just didn't know how to react, because it's been a dream of mine just to visit other countries, to play internationally," said Okogie. "I got a taste of that a couple years ago when I played with Pan Africa in the Nike Global Challenge, but doing this on a whole other level is just a blessing."