Isaac Okoro is an elite student-athlete currently attending McEachern High School in Powder Springs, GA. Okoro is a elite wing for the class of 2019, currently ranked the #53 player in the class of 2019 per 247Sports. The 6’6 wing had a successful Spring/Summer with the A.O.T. Running Rebels on the prestigious EYBL circuit. Isaac is sure to continue his national ascent as a versatile wing with his energetic play on both sides of the court as well as transition, defensive ability at multiple positions and the verticality to finish at the rim.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: Congrats on the great Spring/Summer, you turned some heads with your ability. Can you tell us how things went for AOT as a team and for you individually?
IO: We finished the EYBL season 9-1 going into Peach Jam. At Peach Jam, we came in 7th place. Our season as a team was great. My summer was also great because I got noticed a little more
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar?
IO: I’m an all around player who loves to play defense. I also have a high motor.
EM: How often do you work on your game?
IO: I work on my game everyday. I mainly focus on my ball handling and my shooting. I’m also in the weight room three times a week trying to get bigger and more explosive.
AOT Rebels win 15U at Boo Williams. 2019 wing Isaac Okoro is impressive. Good skill base, good size and solid athlete.
— Eric Bossi (@ebosshoops) May 15, 2016
Isaac Okoro is going to be special. Swiss Army knife, 5 tool type of potential, impacts a lot of areas on the floor. Playing very well here.
— Carter Wilson (@CarterTuck) December 30, 2015
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
IO: As a student I also get my work done and I get good grades. I love math.
EM: What do you plan to major in when attending college?
IO: I would major in business.
EM: What are your interests off the court?
IO: I love to hang out with my teammates and spend time with my family.
One to watch 6'5 2019 Isaac Okoro McEachern soils in transition, nice touch around the rim, well mature for a young player
— Mike Turner (@BballDadATL) December 30, 2015
Like the way Isaac Okoro plays with a high motor and finishes strong at the basket. Had 15 ots so far. @AOTBasketball
— Willie Evans Jr. (@Jr_OTRH) July 15, 2016
EM: Shifting a bit to recruiting, can you tell us which schools have offered?
IO: Rutgers and Auburn
EM: Which schools show interest that haven’t yet offered?
IO: Arizona, Virginia, Stanford, Georgia, Georgia Tech
EM: Any college campuses you want to get out to and visit?
IO: All of the colleges that have interest in me. Also I would like to visit Michigan State, UCLA, and North Carolina.
EM: What factors are important to you and your family when making your college decision?
IO: We want a college that really wants me there and we also want a college that will support me in everything I do. We also want a college that I can make an impact for.
Had to get up early and sit at the edge of a mountain to see Georgia's next in 2019 – Isaac Okoro. Through the roof prospect. #Fab48
— Justin Young (@JustinDYoung) July 21, 2016
— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) April 17, 2016
IV. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
IO: My goals on the court is to make it to the NBA and be one of the greatest players to ever play the game. My goal off the court is to get a 3.5 or higher gpa.
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
IO: I would tell the youth no matter what happens in your life you should never give up. If you fail keep trying. Never get to satisfied where your at because there’s always someone else working to take your spot and be better than you. Just remember that your’re a student then athlete so you have to make sure that your grades are good before you start playing basketball.
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