Tech basketball sophomore makes team for second straight year
Marcus Georges-Hunt Scores 19 points to lead the Georgia Tech offense
Adam Smith and Nick Jacobs each score 17 points to lead the offense
Marcus Georges-Hunt scores 23 points to lead the Georgia Tech offense
Marcus Georges-Hunt scores career-high 27 points
@GTMBB Opens ACC Tournament Against Clemson
Photos from Clemson @ Georgia Tech on February 23, 2016.
The Yellow Jackets defeated the Fighting Irish in thrilling fashion Saturday night.
Georgia Tech vs. Miami February 7, 2016
Georgia Tech vs. Duke February 2, 2016
Top guard in the state of Georgia who came to Tech on the heels of winning a class 6A state championship with Tift County High School and being named all-class Player of the Year in the state ... Enjoyed a solid finish to his freshman season despite struggling to shoot well from the outside ... A 4-star prospect ranked as high as 68th nationally in the class of 2014 (by ESPN.com) and rated the top guard in the state by national recruiting analyst Justin Young on Hoopseen.com ... Rated 14th nationally at his position ... Left-handed guard with the ability to score in a variety of ways, explode to the basket, create for others, and defend with intensity ... "He received excellent coaching on a daily basis at Tift County High School, one of the best programs in the state," says Coach Gregory.
2015-16 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Scored 11 points on 4-for-4 shooting against Virginia in the ACC Tournament ... Put two quality games back-to-back - season-high 15 points vs. Duke followed by 13 vs. Miami ... 11-for-22 from the floor combined ... 0-for-6 on threes vs. Duke, but went 2-for-4 vs. Miami ... Averaged 4.7 ppg, sixth on the team, and hit 27.7 percent on threes ... Converted 46.2 percent from inside the arc ... Last 4 games of the season: 6.8 ppg, 10-for-14 from the floor, 4-for-7 beyond the arc ... Five double-figure games in 2015-16 ... Scored 14 points at Georgia, 11 in the season opener against Cornell ... Hit three threes at Georgia, matching a career high set early his freshman year against Rhode Island ... Scored seven points against Villanova ... Hit a pair of threes and shot 4-for-6 from the floor for season-high 11 points, two assists and no turnovers against Cornell ... Had just 30 turnovers this season and 44 assists (13.8 minutes per game) ... Averaged 14.0 points, third-highest on the team, over three games on Tech's summer trip to the Bahamas, hitting 42.5 percent from the floor and 5-of-16 on threes ... High game was 21 in second game win over Providence Storm (8-13 FG, 2-6 on 3s).
2014-15 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Made the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Wing guard who struggled to put the ball in the basket from the outside but found other ways to score ... Started Tech's last six games, replacing Chris Bolden, playing 131 total minutes and averaging 9.8 points, Tech's second-leading scorer over that stretch ... Hit 22-for-69 from the floor (31.9 pct.) with 12 assists and four turnovers ... Scored 16 points (6-for-15 FG, two 3s) against Boston College in the ACC Tournament, one point shy of his season high of 17 against Marquette (7-for-15) on Nov. 27 in the Orlando Classic ... Played a career-high 34 minutes against North Carolina on March 3, scoring nine points and grabbing a season-best seven rebounds (3 assists, 1 turnover) ... Averaged 15 minutes and 5.4 points for the season, mostly off the bench (15.3 mpg, 4.2 ppg in ACC games) ... Had three double-digit games against ACC teams, including 12 on Feb. 28 at Clemson ... Also scored 10 off the bench at Virginia Tech ... Had six double-digit games altogether this season ... Scored 12 each vs. Appalachian State and Dayton ... Scored 12 points total in Orlando Classic wins against Rider and Rhode Island, going 10-for-11 from the free throw line to help Tech salt away those wins.
Under coach Eric Holland, earned all-state honors four straight years, helping Tift County to four regional championships and 101 wins ... Also made the MaxPreps 2013-14 All-America team ... Led Tift County to the class 6A state championship in 2014 with a 29-3 record and was named all-class Player of the Year in Georgia by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Averaged 18.9 points and 4.0 rebounds per game as a senior, but became more of a complete player, averaging five fewer shots per game with big improvements in assists (3.6 per game) and on the defensive end ... Scored 15 points with five assists in the championship game in Macon, 35 with three assists the semi-final win, which was played at McCamish Pavilion ... Averaged 15.4 points a game as a junior, and helped Tift County to a 26-5 record and a state ranking of No. 3 ... Also played for the Georgia Stars AAU team.
Gave up football to concentrate on hoops early in his high school career, but was considered one of Georgia's top quarterback prospects following promising freshman and sophomore campaigns.
Full name is Tadric Dre'von Jackson ... First name pronounced "TODD-rick" ... Born October 26, 1994 in Fort Polk, La. ... Son of Damedric and Natasha Jackson ... Comes from a family of six children ... Cousin of former Tech player Chris Bolden ... Majoring in Business Administration.