Georges-Hunt leads Yellow Jackets with 20 points in first loss of the season
Jackets used a 32-3 run in the second half on Friday night, 7 players in double figures
Gregory, Georges-Hunt and Mitchell represent the Yellow Jackets at ACC’s Operation Basketball
Big men Charles Mitchell and Nick Jacobs are ready to make an impact
Senior forward has stayed positive throughout recovery from broken foot
No 8. Villanova 69, Georgia Tech 52
Adam Smith scored 19 points and Georgia Tech led for most of its 83-73 victory over Arkansas in the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Thursday.
Yellow Jackets suffer first defeat of season on late three-pointer in the NIT Season Tip-Off.
The Yellow Jackets host Green Bay, on November 19, 2015.
Georgia Tech participates in the ACC Operation Basketball to kick off the 2015-16 basketball season.
Model Georgia Tech student-athlete who takes his basketball, academics and family seriously ... Started all but one game in his career and has improved statistically each season in most every category ... Has made the ACC All-Academic team in 2013 and 2014 ... Career averages of 11.7 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 35.3 percent on threes and 69.9 percent on free throws in conference play ... Became the 43rd player in Tech history to reach 1,000 career points this season, and finished the season in 35th place on the Tech career list with 1,127 points ... Next up: Jim Nolan (1,136 from 1946-49) ... Scored in double figures in 63 of 94 games in his career (32 in ACC games) ... Versatile performer who excels on both ends of the floor and rebounds well ... Long perimeter player with the ability to create mismatches at various spots on the floor ... Coaches like his varied skill set, size, strength and athletic ability, his ability to score in a variety of ways and ability to create shots for teammates.
Underwent surgery to repair a broken fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot on march 16 and is expected to return to the court during summer session.
2015-16 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Became the 43rd player in Tech history to reach 1,000 career points last season, and is now in 28th place with 1,219 points ... Next up: Drew Barry (1,253 from 1992-96) ... Scored in double figures in 68 of 100 games in his career (32 in ACC games), including each of Tech’s first five games this season ... Collected his 10th 20-point game of his career following his 20-point effort vs. ETSU (5-8 FG, 9-10 FT).
2014-15 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Started and played every game except the ACC Tournament game against Boston College due to a broken right foot suffered in final regular-season game against North Carolina (played just three minutes) ... Played both the 2 and the 3 spots, sometimes also handling the ball and initiating Tech's offense ... Had surgery to repair the break March 16 ... Tops on the team with 93 career starts and led team in scoring with a career-best 13.6 ppg, and 14.0 ppg in ACC games ... Finished the season with career bests in scoring average, rebound average (5.5), free throw percentage (76.3 pct.) and steals (1.3 pg) ... Also achieved career highs this season for free throws made, attempted and percentage ... Ranked 17th in the ACC in scoring, 24th in rebounding, seventh in free throw percentage ... Scored in double digits in 11 straight games before being injured against North Carolina on March 3, the longest such stretch of his career (had done so in five straight games five times previously) ... Over that stretch, Georges-Hunt averaged 16.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists. He has shot 50.8 percent from the floor (63-for-124), 41.9 percent on threes (13-for-31) and 75 percent from the free throw line (42-for-56) ... Began the streak with three 20+ games - 20 vs. Boston College, 24 at Miami, 23 vs. NC State, and scored 20 last time out at Clemson ... Hit a career high for an ACC game with 24 points at Miami, making a career-best 10 field goals in 12 attempts (4-of-6 FT) ... Established a career high with 25 against Charlotte and followed with 20 at Notre Dame (Jan. 3), and scored 20+ five more times after that ... Scored in double digits in 23 of 30 games overall, 63 of 94 games in his career (32 in ACC games).
2013-14 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Tech's second-leading scorer (11.7 ppg) and No. 4 rebounder (4.3 rpg) ... Hit 41.6 percent of his field goals and 34.1 percent of his threes ... Second on team in assists (2.1 per game) and steals (27) ... Recorded multiple assists in 21 games and had a 1.3-1 assist/turnover ratio ... Averaged 11.4 points (4th on the team) and hit 37.2 percent of his threes in ACC games ... Scored in double digits in 10 ACC games, including a career-best 23 points at Wake Forest in which he went 8-for-16 from the floor and 5-for-5 from the FT line ... Had 18 points and five rebounds, going 8-for-11 from the FT line, in Tech's ACC Tournament win over Boston College ... Averaged 13.5 points and 5.0 rebounds while hitting 8-for-20 shots from the floor in two games ... Scored Tech's last eight points to spearhead a comeback win over Boston College on 2/13, sinking the game-winning three while being fouled just before the buzzer ... Made more of an effort to attack the basket and draw fouls in the last 14 games of the season (50-for-73 from the FT line), compiling more than 50 percent of his season totals in those games ... Scored a team-high 18 (8-12 FG, 2-4 on 3s) with four rebounds and two assists at Duke on 1/7 ... Scored 17 vs. North Carolina (1/29) going 5-11 from the floor and 7-for-10 from the FT line ... Scored 20 points against Illinois, including seven during a closing 19-4 run for the Jackets to win the game, and had a complete game with three assists, two 3s, 4-4 FT and just one turnover ... Scored in double digits in Tech's first five games and 21 times overall, the same sort of consistency he showed in becoming the sixth Tech freshman to lead the Jackets in scoring ... Led Tech with 17 points (7-14 FG) and grabbed season-high nine rebounds against Presbyterian ... Went 7-for-8 at the line and scored 11 at Georgia ... 6-for-10 FG for 16 points and three assists vs. Dayton.
2012-13 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Started 30 of Tech's 31 games and averaged 28.9 minutes (team-high 30.9 in ACC games), tops among Tech's freshmen, including a career-high 35 at Duke... Led Tech in scoring at 10.8 ppg, fourth-best among freshmen in the ACC (9.7 ppg in ACC games) ... He was the only freshman in the ACC to lead his team in scoring... Became the sixth Tech freshman to lead the team in scoring, and first since Javaris Crittenton and Thaddeus Young in 2006-07... Made the ACC's All-Academic Team.
Finished the season with a season-high 21 points (8-for-20 FG, also season highs) against Boston College in the ACC Tournament ... That followed a 16-point performance at Boston College (6-of-10, two 3s) in the final regular-season game... Scored just four points at Miami on March 6, but had the game-winning field goal at the buzzer on a tip-in and a career-high six assists in the game ... Scored 16 at Wake Forest on Feb. 16, contributing seven of Tech's last 11 points in the win... Reached double figures in scoring in 18 games (nine in ACC games), which is fourth-most among ACC freshmen... Struggled shooting the ball early in the ACC schedule, but hit 45-of-103 from the floor in the last nine games (43.7 pct.) ... Shot less than 33 percent over Tech's first five ACC games... Named ACC Rookie of the Week twice, first time a Tech player has won that honor since Derrick Favors in 2009-10 (four times)... Scored season-high 18 points against Georgia (5-10 FG, 3-6 on 3s, 5-8 FT) with six rebounds and two assists ... Scored 14 points on 6-of-8 FG against Tulane in his collegiate debut ... Hit 4-of-5 3s against The Citadel for 12 points ... Scored all 10 of his points in the final nine minutes against UNCW despite playing with four fouls, helping Tech on a closing 16-4 run to win the game... Has just 35 turnovers, the best rate on the team (one every 25.6 minutes) and was third on the team with 46 assists ... Committed zero turnovers in nine games... Received an invitation to compete in the trials for the USA Basketball Under-19 team during the summer of 2013.
A 4-star recruit, Hunt was ranked No. 59 overall in the ESPN100, and No. 14 among small forwards ... First-team class AAAA all-state performer three straight years at North Clayton High School ... Named AAAA State Player of the year in 2012 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Region 4AAAA Player of the year in 2012 and a first-team all-region choice three straight years.
Made the Atlanta Tipoff Club's All-Metro first team in 2011 and 2012, and was named Player of the Year by the Clayton News Daily in 2011 and 2012 ... North Clayton's all-time leading scorer with 2,189 points ... Lettered four years for coach Martisse Troup ... Averaged 24.2 points, 14.3 rebounds and 5.2 assists as a senior, helping the Eagles to a 21-11 record and a berth in the state semifinals ... Averaged 26.7 points, 14 rebounds, four assists and three blocks as a junior ... Had 40 or more points four times his last two seasons, including a career high of 47 vs. Jonesboro in January of 2011 ... Also pulled 28 rebounds vs. Alcovy in the AAAA state tournament in March of 2012 ... Also ran cross country.
Full name is Marcus Anthony Georges-Hunt ... Born March 28, 1994 in Miami, Fla. ... Son of Willie Hunt and Larisa Georges ... Has three siblings, Jalal Johnson, Ahsan Asadullah and Nashida Asadullah ... Began playing organized basketball at age 9 ... Chose Tech because "they take their education very seriously, I love the coaching staff, and I think I can become a better person on the court and off the court" ... Majoring in Science, Technology and Culture.