As the 2020 NBA Draft approaches, we look into one of the incoming rookies.
Isaac Okoro is a 6 feet 6 inches small forward from the Auburn Tigers.
He is one of the top projected players to get picked in this year’s NBA Draft.
Okoro was born in Atlanta, Georgia and to Nigerian parents. Okoro attended McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia. In his first season, he averaged 15 points and 8 rebounds per game. He helped his team win the regional title and reach the Georgia High School Association Class7A state quarterfinals. In his sophomore season, Isaac averaged 22.5 points per game leading McEachern to the regional championship and the Class 7A state semifinals. He earned the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class7A All-State second team and MaxPreps sophomore All-American third-team accolades.
He averaged 20.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game in his junior season. He also won the USA-Today All-USA Georgia first team.
It was in his final season, where he led McEachern to a perfect 32-0 record. He averaged 19.7 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. He also led his team to titles at the City of Palms Classic and the Tournament of Champions. Leaving his high school, Okoro became only the second basketball player in McEachern history to get his jersey retired.
On July 25th, 2018, he committed to play college basketball for the Auburn Tigers. Okoro became the second-highest ranked commit in program history. Okoro was named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week on November 18th, 2019. At the end of the season, he was named to the All-SEC Second Team, SEC All-Freshman Team and the SEC All-Defensive Team by the league coaches. He averaged 12.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2 assists per game in his only season at college. He announced that he would enter the 2020 NBA Draft and forgo his three years of college basketball.
Many analysts compare him to the NBA player, OG Anunoby of the Toronto Raptors. He will make an immediate impact for whatever team that picks him. He is projected to get picked anywhere between the 5th and 10th pick.