@GTMBB Senior Spotlight: Marcus Georges-Hunt
Five minutes with Tech's senior guard from College Park, Ga.
By Jack Shields
- Marcus Georges-Hunt has forged one of the best four-year careers of any player in Georgia Tech history, ranking 12th in Yellow Jacket annals in career points, top 10 in free throws made and attempted, and is one of 19 players to score 1,000 points and get 500 rebounds in his career. He has career-best numbers in nearly every statistical category this season and has come up big in critical situations in nearly every Jacket victory. Georges-Hunt will graduate from Tech in four years with his degree in science, technology and culture.
Growing up in College Park, how special has it been to play college basketball here in Atlanta?
"It feels great. I went down the road and chose Georgia Tech. I feel that all of my support system is here. It's great that my little brothers can come to the games, my family can come to the games and a lot of my friends can. So a lot of people from high school are still following me, and some of have showed up to the games throughout my four years."
Who do you try to model your game after, and why?
"I like watching Dwyane Wade. He's a big, bulky guard, and he can do a lot of different things with the ball. He's very versatile. When he has small defenders on him, he'll post them up a little bit. Big defenders -- he can take them off the dribble. So I like his style of play."
What has been your favorite memory at McCamish in your time at Tech?
"There have been a few, but the one recently was a great feeling -- beating Notre Dame at home. But there are a lot of different memories I can take with me when I leave McCamish."
What has been your favorite ACC road venue in your time here?
"I love playing in front of Duke fans and North Carolina fans because they bring the best out of you. They're so into the game."
In your four years playing in the ACC, who has been the toughest player to defend?
"There are a lot of great players that have come out of the ACC. A lot of them are in the NBA now. My freshman year it was between P.J. Hairston, Joe Harris and Seth Curry -- those three my freshman year. It's so hard to remember -- there have been so many great players that played in this league. I've had to guard multiple."
Your major is science, technology and culture. What is your favorite class that you've taken in that major?
"I like taking classes with Professor Santesso. He's taught a couple of different classes, but I enjoy his classes and his style of teaching."
What will be going through your head on senior night?
"Memories of how time flies by. Time flew by pretty fast -- it went pretty quickly. I've kind of watched myself grow, and I'm just fortunate to be able to play in front of the great fans and the alumni here. Just being thankful for the opportunity to play here at Georgia Tech in front of great people."
What was going through your head during and leading up to the last second shot vs. Notre Dame?
"At the timeout, coach (Brian Gregory) wrote the play. After the timeout, I just told myself that it's just another situation. I've been in this situation multiple times, and you just have to have confidence in yourself. So I just went out there. Quinton (Stephens) did a great job sprinting off the screen and getting the defense shifting a little bit. Charles (Mitchell) came in for a great screen to free me up. It opened me up to get a head of steam going at (Steve) Vasturia. After he cut me off, I had no choice but to spin. Thank God the two defenders were kind of late and nobody wanted to foul me, so I got a great opportunity to get a look at the rim, and I just finished it."