June 21, 2018, 9:57 pm
The Minnesota Timberwolves have officially drafted Josh Okogie with the No. 20 overall pick in the 2018 draft.
It’s no surprise that the Wolves were seeking a wing that could play some defense, and with Okogie the Wolves are able to check that box in a major way. He’s 6’4″ with a 7′ wingspan. There’s little doubt about his hustle on the court as well.
A sophomore out of Georgia Tech, Okogie stuffed the stat-sheet, averaging 18.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.8 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.6 3-pointers. His offense is somewhat raw at the moment and his jumpshot needs a little bit of refinement, but his defensive impact will be felt immediately.
He should be able to step in right away and earn minutes with no depth behind Jimmy Butler or Andrew Wiggins at the wing. Even if (when) the Wolves add additional wing players in the offseason, his defense could quickly earn the trust of Thibodeau.
Josh Okogie goes No. 20 to the Wolves pic.twitter.com/Jytx0IGgfa
— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) June 22, 2018
The Wolves still own the No. 48 pick.