Tech junior Marcus Georges-Hunt relishes his responsibilities at home and on the basketball team
Jackets face Rhode Island at 6:30 p.m. Sunday for 5th place
Georges-Hunt's big plays, trust in each other helps Jackets make Mastodons extinct
Georgia Tech improves to 3-0 for the third straight season
Tech junior forward has become the leader of this Yellow Jacket team
USATSI Gallery, men's basketball -- 12/15/15
Georgia Tech vs. Northwestern men's basketball
Georgia Tech takes on Georgia
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 ... Surpassed 700 career points in last year's ACC Tournament, and finished his sophomore campaign with 720 ... Reached double figures in scoring in 39 of 64 games in his career (18 in ACC games) ... Has one of the lowest turnover rates on the team (1.38 per game in his career) ... Surpassed 100 career assists against Duke (2/18) ... Has made the ACC All-Academic team each year at Tech.
2014-15 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Starter at the two-guard spot but also plays the three ... Tops on the team with 69 career starts... Has continued to be a consistent force on both ends of the floor and with his leadership ... Has scored in double digits in Tech's last four games... Took over the team lead in scoring after the Orlando Classic, averaging career-best 12.0 points, 4.7 rpg, and is hitting 45.8 percent of his shots from the floor... Leads the Jackets in steals (11) and has 11 assists vs. 10 turnovers in a team-high 178 minutes... Averaged team-high 13.3 points in the Orlando Classic, including season-best 16 points vs. Rhode Island ... Shot 44.1 percent from the floor and went 9-of-11 at the free throw line... Scored 11 points (5-9 FG) with five assists, one turnover and three steals against Georgia in the season opener ... Scored in double digits in all three Orlando Classic games... Continues to make more of an effort to attack the basket and draw fouls beginning in the last half of last season (50-for-73 from the FT line over Tech's last 15 games)... Has reached double figures in scoring in 45 of 70 games in his career (18 in ACC games), and is on pace to reach 1,000 career points sometime this season (has 792)... Has one of the lowest turnover rates on the team (1.4 per game in his career) ... Has 125 career assists against 98 turnovers... Has made the ACC All-Academic team twice.
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.