Marcus Georges-Hunt

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Marcus Georges-Hunt
Marcus Georges-Hunt.jpg
Georges-Hunt playing for Georgia Tech
Free agent
PositionShooting guard
Personal information
Born (1994-03-28) March 28, 1994 (age 25)
Miami, Florida
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High schoolNorth Clayton (College Park, Georgia)
CollegeGeorgia Tech (2012–2016)
NBA draft2016 / Undrafted
Playing career2016–present
Career history
2016–2017Maine Red Claws
2017Orlando Magic
2017–2018Minnesota Timberwolves
2017Iowa Wolves
2018Maine Red Claws
Career highlights and awards

Marcus Anthony Georges-Hunt (born March 28, 1994) is an American professional basketball player who is currently a Free agent. He played college basketball for Georgia Tech.

High school career[edit]

Georges-Hunt attended North Clayton High School under coach Martisse Troup. As a senior, he averaged 24.2 points, 14.3 rebounds and 5.2 assists helping the Eagles to a 21-11 record and a berth in the state semifinals. When he graduated, he was North Clayton's all-time leading scorer with 2,189 points and was considered a 4-star recruit, being ranked No. 59 overall in the ESPN100, and No. 14 among small forwards.[1]

College career[edit]

After graduating high school, Georges-Hunt played college basketball for Georgia Tech. He was a starter for the Yellow Jackets all four years, but injured his foot as a junior and missed some time. During his senior season, he led the team to the 2016 National Invitation Tournament after a 12–19 record the year prior. He averaged 16.9 points per game as a senior.[2] Georges-Hunt was named to the Third Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Maine Red Claws (2016–2017)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft, Georges-Hunt joined the Brooklyn Nets for the 2016 NBA Summer League. In four games for the Nets, he averaged 2.8 points and 1.0 rebounds in 13.2 minutes per game. On September 26, 2016, he signed with the Boston Celtics.[4] However, he was later waived by the Celtics on October 20, 2016 after appearing in two preseason games.[5] On October 31, 2016, he was acquired by the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Celtics.[6]

Miami Heat (2017)[edit]

On February 8, 2017, Georges-Hunt signed a 10-day contract with the Miami Heat[7] to help the team deal with numerous injuries. Miami had to use an NBA hardship exemption in order to sign him as he made their roster stand at 16, being one player over the allowed limited of 15.[8] On February 16, he was assigned to the Sioux Falls Skyforce so he could participate in the NBA Development League All-Star Game.[9] On February 18, after the 10-day contract expired,[10] he was reacquired by the Maine Red Claws.[11]

Orlando Magic (2017)[edit]

On April 3, 2017, Georges-Hunt signed with the Orlando Magic.[12] Following the 2016–17 season, he joined the Magic for the 2017 NBA Summer League, before being waived by the team on July 31, 2017.[13]

Minnesota Timberwolves (2017–2018)[edit]

On August 11, 2017, Georges-Hunt signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves.[14] On November 9, 2017, he was assigned to the Iowa Wolves of the NBA G League.[15] He was recalled by the Timberwolves the next day.[16] On January 20, 2018, he had career highs in points (12) and minutes (29) in the Timberwolves' 115–109 win over the Toronto Raptors. He played a total of 42 games for Minnesota[17]

Maine Red Claws (2018–present)[edit]

On October 1, 2018, Georges-Hunt signed with the Boston Celtics to a training camp deal.[18] He was waived by Boston on October 13, 2018. [19] He was signed by the Celtics' G League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws.[20] Georges-Hunt was waived[21] after suffering a season-ending injury on December 9, 2018.

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Orlando 5 0 9.6 .286 .500 .900 1.8 0.6 0.2 0.0 2.8
2017–18 Minnesota 42 0 5.3 .438 .267 .619 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.0 1.4
Career 47 0 5.8 .418 .294 .710 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.0 1.6

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018 Minnesota 2 0 1.5 .000 .5 .0 .0 .0 .0
Career 2 0 1.5 .000 .5 .0 .0 .0 .0

Personal life[edit]

He has three siblings, two children, and is married. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Marcus Georges-Hunt bio". RamblinWreck.com. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  2. ^ "Georgia Tech Senior's Belief Finally Translates to Wins". New York Times. Associated Press. February 25, 2016. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  3. ^ Press Release (March 6, 2016). "ACSMA Announces Basketball Postseason Awards, All-ACC Teams". theacc.com. Archived from the original on March 7, 2016. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  4. ^ "Celtics Finalize Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. September 26, 2016. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  5. ^ "The Celtics have waived Marcus Georges-Hunt..." Twitter. October 20, 2016. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  6. ^ "2016 Training Camp Roster Announced". NBA.com. October 31, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  7. ^ "HEAT Signs Marcus Georges-Hunt". NBA.com. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  8. ^ Winderman, Ira (February 8, 2017). "Heat add former Georgia Tech guard Marcus Georges-Hunt on 10-day contract". Sun-Sentinel.com. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  9. ^ "White And Georges-Hunt To Play In NBA Development League All-Star Game". NBA.com. February 16, 2017. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  10. ^ Winderman, Ira (February 18, 2017). "Georges-Hunt's Heat 10-day contract expires; Okaro White has All-Star moment". Sun-Sentinel.com. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  11. ^ "NBA D-League Transactions". NBA.com. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  12. ^ "Magic Sign Marcus Georges-Hunt and Patricio Garino". NBA.com. April 3, 2017. Retrieved April 3, 2017.
  13. ^ "Magic Waive Marcus Georges-Hunt". NBA.com. July 31, 2017. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  14. ^ "TIMBERWOLVES SIGN MARCUS GEORGES-HUNT". NBA.com. August 11, 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017.
  15. ^ "Timberwolves Assign Marcus Georges-Hunt to NBA G League Affiliate Iowa Wolves". NBA.com. November 9, 2017. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  16. ^ "TIMBERWOLVES RECALL MARCUS GEORGES-HUNT FROM NBA G LEAGUE AFFILIATE IOWA WOLVES". NBA.com. November 10, 2017. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  17. ^ "Wiggins scores 29 as Wolves rally past Raptors 115-109". ESPN.com. January 20, 2018. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  18. ^ Westerholm, Tom (October 1, 2018). "Boston Celtics sign Marcus Georges-Hunt to training camp deal: Brad Stevens 'a big fan of him'". MassLive. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  19. ^ https://twitter.com/celtics/status/1051227851528253440
  20. ^ "Friday's Sports Digest: Red Claws make moves before G League draft". Portland Press-Herald. October 19, 2018. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  21. ^ Boston, Evans (December 11, 2018). "Red Claws Acquire Tyrius Walker". NBA.com. Retrieved December 11, 2018.

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