Preview of Sunday afternoon's rumble in Raleigh
Sophomore guard expected to make full recovery
NABC Announces Rosters for Friday game at the Georgia Dome
Mfon Udofia plays at the Georgia Dome Reese's All-Star Game Friday
The Jackets look to add more versatility in their future recruiting classes
Georgia Tech vs. Boston College - AP Photos
Georgia Tech vs. No. 6 Miami - AP Photos
Georgia Tech vs. NC State (AP)
Images from Georgia Tech's 57-56 win at Wake Forest on February 16, 2013 - By John Grogan
Georgia Tech defeated Wake Forest 57-56
Tough, head-strong player who improved markedly from the beginning of his junior season through the end of his senior year, in which he played the point full-time for the first time in his career ... Excellent speed and quickness with or without the ball ... Can change speed and direction well and dribble with either hand, though is predominantly left-handed ... Reads defenses well ... Good on-ball defender ... Can knock down the three when open and made big strides in his floor game at the end of last season.
Started all but one game his last three seasons, and made 97 career starts... Had 47 double-digit games in his career (20 in ACC play) ... Finished his career with 977 points, was 18th all-time in assists (283) and 14th in three-point field goals).
2012-13 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Scored in double digits in 11 games and was Tech's fourth-leading scorer for the season at 8.3 ppg ... Averaged 7.3 ppg for ACC games with four double-digit efforts... Had his best shooting and scoring effort of the ACC season against Virginia, hitting 4-of-8 overall, 3-of-5 on threes, and 4-for-4 at the line for 15 points... Struggled scoring and shooting (5.5 ppg, 18-for-68 FG) after that, but had 34 assists (3.1 pg) and just 12 turnovers in 13 games... His 91/53 assist/turnover ratio was the best of his career... Tech was 12-8 when he has more assists than turnovers, 4-7 when he has more turnovers or the same number as assists... Had Tech's third-best success rate on threes, and was second on the team in threes attempted (110) ... As a percentage of total shots taken, his 110 of 223 (49.3 pct,) was the highest of his career (39.4 pct. in first three years combined)... Scored a season-high 16 points against California in the DirecTV Classic, followed with 11 points and five assists against Saint Mary's, 10 at Illinois and 12 against Georgia in consecutive games... Received an invitation to play in the Reese's College All-Star Game at the 2013 Final Four.
2011-12 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Started all but 1 game ... Led team in minutes (31.8 all games, 33.2 vs. ACC) ... Played 35 minutes or more 7 times from February 1 on ... Played 36 minutes against Miami in the ACC Tournament, 31 total minutes in 5 ACC Tournament games before that ... Tech's leading available scorer at 9.9 ppg (9.4 avg. vs. the ACC) ... Finished regular season strong with 15 pts (4-7 FG, 3-5 on 3s, 4-6 FT), 5 ast, 1 turnover vs. Wake Forest ... Had tailed off in scoring in the month of February, scoreless 3 times with 1 game in double figures ... Also scored 13 vs. Miami in the ACC Tournament ... Despite struggling to score at times, played well, with 39 ast, 23 turnovers in 270 minutes last 9 games ... Had career-high 9 assists (with 7 pts, 5 reb) while also playing good defense on ACC top scorer Terrell Stoglin in win vs. Maryland on F25, maybe the best game of his career ... Averaged 3.4 apg in ACC games (ranked 6th) ... Played one of his best games F4 vs. BC despite not scoring - 6 ast and 0 turnovers in 36 min ... Set a career-high for an ACC game with 19 pts vs. Duke, followed with 17 at NC State (11-17 FG, 5-7 on 3s, 9-14 FT, 3.5 rpg, 7 ast, 4 TO, 2 steals) ... Scored in double digits 15 times, 7 in ACC games (in 1st 2 years, 7 total double figures games vs, ACC) ... Went to the FT line a team-high 101 times ... His season high of 20 points came in a loss to St. Joseph's in November... Surpassed 700 career points vs. Wake Forest on March 3.
2010-11 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Started Tech's first 11 games, but came off the bench the rest of the season ... Five double-figure efforts in ACC games, including 10 against Clemson, 13 at Virginia Tech, 13 at NC State in his last 6 conference games ... Made a good start in ACC play, scoring 14 each against Boston College and the first meeting against Clemson (11-of-20 FG) ... Averaged 6.6 ppg in ACC games ... Tech's 4th-leading scorer, 5th in minutes ... 9 double figure games, same as his freshman season ... Just 12 turnovers in his last 14 games ... Zero turnovers 11 times during the season.
2009-10 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Started Tech's first 25 games at the point, but moved to the bench Feb. 16 against North Carolina in favor of Glen Rice, Jr. ... One of three primary ballhandlers the Jackets used along with Iman Shumpert and Moe Miller ... Endured a difficult stretch offensively to finish the year, scoring just 31 points in his last 20 games and hitting just 11-of-48 shots from the floor ... Did not score in the ACC Tournament.
Reached double digits in three ACC games, averaging 3.9 ppg while hitting 12-of-34 threes (35.3 pct.) ... Made just two threes in nine attempts after Jan. 24 ... Last scored in double digits against Duke on Jan. 9 (13) and Virginia (10) back-to-back ... Up through the Virginia game, had scored in double digits nine times ... Averaged 11.4 points through the end of December, 3.0 per game after.
Set a new scoring high in three straight games in late November/early December - 15 vs. Boston U., 16 vs. Mercer, 26 vs. Siena ... Part of a stretch in which he scored in double digits in five straight games ... Named ACC Rookie of the Week on Dec. 7 after scoring a career-best 26 points against Siena and 11 against USC ... His effort against Siena was the third-highest game by a freshman in the conference ... Set career highs in nearly every statistical category against Siena (9-16 FG, 5-8 on threes).
Averaged 9.3 points and 3.3 assists in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, and hit 45 percent of his field goal attempts ... Scored 15 with five rebounds and five assists against Boston U ... Attacked the basket often early in the season, but shot only seven free throws in his last 13 games, and he tried just 17 in ACC games ... Only two turnovers in his last 10 games ... Had 15 games with no turnovers, 21 with two or less.
All-state guard who played four years at Miller Grove High School in Stone Mountain, Ga., for coach Sharman White, serving as team captain four years ... Third-team Parade All-American ... Led Miller Grove to the class AAAA state title in 2009, was named AAAA player of the year ... Also named DeKalb County player of the year ... Averaged 20.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists as a senior ... Shot 54 percent from three-point range, 48 percent from the floor overall ... Ranked as high as No. 36 among all prep seniors by Rivals, No. 48 by ESPN.com and No. 53 by Scout ... Ranked as high as ninth among senior point guards ... Played in the Reebok All-American All-Star Game ... Also played baseball at Miller Grove, was the first person to hit a home run in the history of the school ... Graduated in the top 10 percent of his class.
Full name is Mfon Kokoete Udofia ... Born August 1, 1990 ... Son of Kokoete Udofia and Glory Edem ... Says baseball was his favorite sport to play until he began playing basketball ... Majored in Business Administration and received his bachelor's degree at the end of the summer, 2013 term.