August 22, 2018, 10:58 amJosh OkogieG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie was named MVP of the NBA's Rookie Transition Program, an event held every summer to prepare the league's newest players for life as a professional.
Rookies last week in the New York City area attended seminars on topics such as money management, social media and life after basketball and listened to speakers such as current NBA stars Anthony Davis and Carmelo Anthony as well as former star Grant Hill, who at age 45 now owns a piece of the Atlanta Hawks. Okogie won based upon staff recommendations, by compiling points awarded during various competitions held and for displaying such qualities as leadership, participation and engagement that embody the program’s theme: Be a Pro. A 6’4” shooting guard drafted for his drive and defense, Okogie impressed at Las Vegas Summer League with his speed and shooting while his professionalism will certainly make a difference with Tom Thibodeau.
Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune