Isaac Okoro: 4 things to know about the Auburn basketball freshman forward

Adam Hensley
Montgomery Advertiser

AUBURN, Alabama — If you don't already know Isaac Okoro, you might want to familiarize yourself with his name.

Auburn basketball, fresh off a 2019 Final Four run, reloaded for another strong season, and it started with freshman forward Okoro.

Here is some basic information about Okoro:

  • Height: 6 feet, 6 inches
  • Weight: 225 pounds
  • Age: 18 years old (born on Jan. 26, 2001)

Now, learn four more facts about the Auburn basketball forward.

Isaac Okoro was a four-star prospect

Auburn's Isaac Okoro competes in the dunk contest during the inaugural Auburn basketball Tipoff at Toomers in Auburn, Ala., on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019.

Isaac Okoro had offers from Auburn, Alabama, Florida State, Florida, Memphis, Oregon, Seton Hall, Texas, and Purdue, to name a few, according to 247 Sports.

The four-star forward was ranked by 247 Sports as the second-best prospect in Georgia and the 36th-best high school senior in the country.

Okoro started and scored 12 points in his Auburn basketball debut

Okoro was a starter for Auburn basketball's first game of the 2019-20 season.

Auburn took down Georgia Southern 83-74, and he was one of four Tigers to score in double figures.

Okoro scored 12 points, grabbed five rebounds, and notched a pair of assists in 30 minutes, 27 seconds on the court.

Okoro won a gold medal with the 2018 USA U17 World Cup team

Oct 5, 2018; Colorado Springs, CO, USA; USA Men's Junior National Team participant Isaac Okoro (96) during minicamp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Okoro represented USA Basketball in the 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup. With Okoro's help, the U.S. team won gold.

Okoro averaged 4.3 points and 1.9 rebounds in seven games for USA Basketball.

According to his profile on USA Basketball's website, Okoro will participate in training camp for the USA Men's U19 World Cup Team.

One of Okoro's teammates was Evan Mobley, the No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2020 by ESPN.

Okoro was just the second player to get his jersey retired at his high school

FORT MYERS, FL - DECEMBER 19:  Isaac Okoro #35 of McEachern High School shoots against Paul VI High School during the City Of Palms Classic at Suncoast Credit Union Arena on December 19, 2018 in Fort Myers, Florida.  (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

A hoops standout for McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia, Okoro played all of his four years on the varsity basketball team.

During his senior season, Okoro averaged 19.7 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 2.7 steals. 

On April 26, Okoro's jersey was retired — only the second time the school has done this.

"What a privilege today! Only the second basketball player in McEachern history to have his Jersey retired! ISAAC OKORO" tweeted Mike Thompson, Okoro's high school basketball coach.

Adam Hensley is a digital producer with the USA Today Network. You can follow him on Twitter @A_Hens83

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