Wolves wing Josh Okogie excited to play for Nigeria in Tokyo Olympics
Timberwolves wing Josh Okogie is on his way to Tokyo to play for team Nigeria in the Summer Olympics. Before departing, Okogie held court with local reporters.
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“I was in Nigeria in 2011 and I remember my uncle telling me: ‘If you get the chance to play with Nigeria, you have to do it’,” said Okogie, who emigrated to the United States with his family from Nigeria when he was three-years old.
Okogie, 22, was taken by the Timberwolves 20th overall in the 2018 NBA Draft after a solid run at Georgia Tech.
Nigeria opens pool play on Sunday vs. Australia. They upset the U.S. in a recent exhibition game.