NEW YORK — Josh Okogie didn’t need to give it much thought at all.
“I can tell you what each of them has done,” the Georgia Tech freshman said helpfully.
Corey Heyward? Soon after Okogie arrived on campus last summer, Heyward was dragging him to the gym for late-night shooting sessions.
Kellen McCormick? The graduate transfer has dispensed college basketball wisdom to Okogie throughout his freshman season.
The humor of Jodan Price, Tech’s other graduate transfer, has kept him laughing. Quinton Stephens has mentored Okogie, the team captain imparting his expectations for the rising star for seasons to come.
Josh Heath has been a big brother, the first teammate Okogie will call when he runs into trouble.
“That’s the biggest one,” Okogie said of the former walk-on, who was put on scholarship in January. “Rand, he’s that guy that, whatever you need, he’ll do it. I’ll be like, Rand, can you come to the gym with me and help me with some free throws? He’ll be like, Sure.”