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Georgia Tech Basketball: Player Preview - Marcus Georges-Hunt

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For our second preview today, we look at a player that is seen by many as our best player.

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

As basketball season approaches, we at FTRS will be breaking down the team player by player. Today, we take a look at Marcus Georges-Hunt.

Recruitment

Coming out of North Clayton High School in College Park, Ga. the 6-foot-5, 215-pound small forward was a four-star player, according to Rivals.

In high school, Georges-Hunt was perennially a great player. Each year from his sophomore until his senior year of high school, he was selected First-team class AAAA all-state performer of the year and graduated as the all-time leading scorer in the history of North Clayton High School.

Guiding his team to a 21-11 record, which included a state semifinals appearance, Georges-Hunt led his team 24.2 points per game, while also averaging 14.3 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game.

In August 2011, Georges-Hunt announced his commitment to Georgia Tech over other reported offers from a TON of schools, including in-state rival Georgia.

History

Georges-Hunt came right in and earned a starting job right away. In his first game, he showed that he was going to make an immediate and lasting impact on the Yellow Jackets. Against Tulane, he shot 75 percent from the floor and scored 14 points, while also picking up seven rebounds.

He would go on to put up double-digits in 19 games, with all but one of those being starts. His best game of the season came at the very end of it, when he put up a double-double on Boston College (21 points, 11 rebounds) despite shooting only 40 percent from the floor (3-of-6 from three). Georges-Hunt finished the season averaging 10.8 points per game (shooting 42.6 percent from the floor) with 4.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

In his second season, the success only continued for Georges-Hunt. He scored double-digit points in 21 games, producing 20-point games twice that season: Illinois (20) and Wake Forest (23). In his 33 starts during his sophomore season, Georges-Hunt averaged 11.7 points per game (shooting 41.6 percent from the floor) with 4.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.

Last season was arguably his best yet before missing the final game of the season due to a broken metatarsal bone on his right foot that required surgery. He put up double-digit points in 23 games with six of those being 20-point efforts: Charlotte (25), Notre Dame (20), Boston College (20), Miami (24), NC State (23) and Clemson (20). He finished the season averaging 13.6 points per game (shooting 43.1 percent from the floor) with 5.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.

This Season

Now a senior, Marcus Georges-Hunt will continue to be the leader of this team. He is without a doubt the team's best player. He'll likely stay in the small forward role he's been in at Tech and will look to be the team's leading scorer yet again.