After being drafted 20th overall in the 2018 NBA Draft, Timberwolves fans became familiar with Okogie's effort level quickly. His rookie campaign was highlighted by hustle plays, most notably his block on James Harden's step-back 3-pointer. As a rookie, Okogie averaged 7.7 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.2 steals over 74 games (52 starts). Okogie is a fan favorite for leaving nothing on the court. Okogie also plays for the Nigerian National Team.
Okogie spent two seasons at Georgia Tech from 2016-18. In those two seasons, he averaged 16.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 45.4 percent from the field and 38.2 percent from the 3-point line. As a sophomore in 2018, Okogie was named to the Third-team All-ACC.