With the ACC Tournament due to start next week, Georgia Tech has its final home basketball game of the season today against the Pittsburgh Panthers. As is tradition with the final home game of any college athletics season, the day will also be used to honor the team's seniors as they play their final game in their home stadium before moving on to their post-college endeavors. Today figures to be a particularly emotional celebration, not only because Georgia Tech looks to send off a total of five seniors (including Adam Smith, Charles Mitchell, Nick Jacobs, and James White), but also because of one senior in particular who's going to play his final game in the white and gold -- Marcus Georges-Hunt.
Georges-Hunt is something of a rarity in today's version of college basketball, when transfers have looked more and more like a professional free agent market over the last several years. He was recruited by Brian Gregory, showed up to Georgia Tech and played immediately, he stayed at Georgia Tech for the entirety of his four-year career, and never once wavered on his allegiance. He's a fan favorite, always representing the Institute with the utmost amount of class and making all Georgia Tech fans very, very proud. He's been one of the team's best players for his whole career, improving his points-per-game and free-throw percentage marks every single year. He's always been a leader -- always good for a show of maturity on the court, never letting the moment become too big for him, and never letting his emotions get the best of him.
Simply put, Georges-Hunt has made Yellow Jacket fans everywhere unbelievably proud for the last four years, and deserves a phenomenal send-off today as he plays one final game at McCamish Pavilion.
With a win, Georgia Tech will be squarely in the conversation to play postseason basketball for the first time in Georges-Hunt's career, and they could have their NCAA Tournament dreams kept alive with a potential run in the ACC Tournament next week.
Whatever happens, though, today we thank the seniors for their time and commitment to Georgia Tech, for always representing the Institute in the best way possible, and for giving us (as fans) plenty of memories.
Go Jackets! Thank you, Seniors!
Game Time: 2:00pm ET (Senior Day Festivities at 1:40pm ET)
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