Octagon has signed senior, Jose Alvarado, from George Tech. He will be joining the NBA Draft Class with Jordan Schakel (San Diego State), Moses Wright (Georgia Tech), Mckinley Wright (Colorado), Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (Villanova) and international prospect Josh Giddey. The signing comes after Alvarado announced he was officially keeping his name in the NBA Draft on the last day that college players could withdraw and maintain their NCAA Eligibility.
The 6’0″, 179-pound guard is from Brooklyn, New York where he attended high school at Christ The King High School. He was a three-star prospect out of high school who was ranked the number 9 player in the state of New York and the number 33 player in the nation at his position by ESPN. Alvarado was named New York City Catholic League Player of the Year as a junior. He posted the first quadruple double in school history with 18 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, and 10 steals.
At Georgia Tech, Alvarado and his team won its first ACC Championship in 28 years and played in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 11 years. He was named ACC Defensive Player of the Year and second team All-ACC his senior year. He was named Georgia Co-Player of the Year (with his teammate and Octagon client, Moses Wright) by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. Alvarado finished the 2020-2021 season averaging 15.2 points, 3.5 rebounds. 4.2 assists, and 2.8 steals per game. He graduated with his degree from Georgia Tech in literature, media, and communications in May. Alvarado had been invited to the G League Camp and has worked out for several NBA teams prior to the 2021 NBA Draft.