Gregory's crew takes eight days off for finals before resuming play Monday
Yellow Jackets improve to 6-3 and deal Illinois its first loss.
Tech rallied the troops and rallied for a win over North Carolina A&T
Daniel Miller finished with 20 points and Marcus Georges-Hunt had 16 for Georgia Tech (3-1).
Basketball trio ready for jump from fantastic freshmen to super sophomores
Georgia Tech vs. Illinois (USATSI)
Georgia Tech men's basketball vs. Delaware State
The Yellow Jackets opened the regular season with an 88-57 victory over the Blue Hose.
Georgia Tech vs. Boston College - AP Photos
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.
2013-14 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Tech's leading scorer (13.0 ppg) and No. 4 rebounder (4.7 rpg) ... 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 ... Followed that with 18 points against ETSU and is 15-for-26 from the floor (4-for-8 on 3s) with eight assists and one turnover in his last two games ... Hitting 50.5 percent of his field goal tries and 78.8 percent of his free throws ... Scored in double digits in Tech's first five games and eight times overall, the same sort of consistency he showed last season in becoming the sixth Tech freshman to lead the Jackets in scoring ... Led Tech with 17 points (7-14 FG) and grabbed 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 ... 6-for-11 FG for 16 points with seven rebounds against NC A&T.
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 Business Administration.