At 18, Joshua O’Garro has already made Cayman proud as the first Caymanian ranked in America’s top 100 high school male basketball players. On a full scholarship at the University of Oklahoma (another first for a Caymanian to have been granted a full student athlete scholarship at a high division university in the US), Joshua is doing well academically, participating in community service and serving as a peer role model.
The University of Oklahoma is one of America’s top universities for basketball and attending on a scholarship is difficult in the US, and even more so for a basketball player from a small island such as Cayman, underscoring just how hard Joshua has worked to realise his dream of becoming a professional basketball player.
Prior to college, Joshua really made a name for himself on the incredibly competitive American basketball scene when he attended Santa Clarita Christian School, California. As a high-ranking high school player, ranking in the top 100 in the US and top 15 in the state of California, Joshua excelled in his sport, trailblazing a path for other young Caymanians to follow.
In 2019, Joshua was one of the youngest members on the Cayman Islands National Basketball Team that won gold at the Islands Games in July. Joshua was an avid football player, having represented the Cayman Islands on U13 and 15 teams. His other sporting passion was track and field.
In Cayman, Joshua is very involved with his church community and basketball, playing in the league, helping to coach younger players and assisting as a table official.
Joshua is a young man who is committed to his dreams and one who leads by example. Despite his incredible achievements, Joshua is humble and looks forward to set more basketball firsts and putting Cayman on the map.