Wolves wing Josh Okogie excited to play for Nigeria in Tokyo Olympics | KSTP.com

Wolves wing Josh Okogie excited to play for Nigeria in Tokyo Olympics

KSTP Sports
Created: July 19, 2021 03:00 PM

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.

***Click the video box above to hear Okogie's thoughts on getting to play in the Summer Olympics***

“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.


Copyright 2021 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

FDA expected to authorize Pfizer booster for seniors, those at high risk

Police investigation underway in Hastings

Persisting supply chain issues could complicate Thanksgiving grocery shopping

Stocks start higher on Wall Street ahead of Fed statement

2nd suspect in quadruple homicide charged with 4 counts of 2nd-degree murder