March 4, 2014
Greensboro, N.C. – Marcus Georges-Hunt and Trae Golden, Georgia Tech’s top two scorers this season, have been named to the 2014 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men’s Basketball team, announced Tuesday by Commissioner John Swofford.
Georges-Hunt, a sophomore from College Park, Ga., is one of four ACC players making the team for the second time. He is Tech’s second-leading scorer this season at 11.9 points per game. Golden, a senior from Powder Springs, Ga., who played his first three collegiate seasons at Tennessee, is the Yellow Jackets’ leading scorer at 12.7 points per game.
To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.
They join North Carolina’s Marcus Paige, a second-team CoSIDA Academic All-America selection, Virginia Tech’s Jarell Eddie, a three-time All-ACC Academic honoree and Duke’s Jabari Parker, a nine-time ACC Freshman of the Week selection. Other academic team honorees among league leaders are Duke’s Rodney Hood, eighth in scoring, (16.3) and fourth in field goal percentage (.476); Miami’s Donnavan Kirk, seventh in blocked shots (1.6); Wake Forest’s Coron Williams, 10th in three-point field goals made per game (2.0) and Virginia Tech’s Joey van Zegeren, fifth in blocked shots (1.8).
Paige, Boston College’s Joe Rahon, Duke’s Amile Jefferson and Georgia Tech’s Marcus Georges-Hunt each earned a spot on the league’s academic honor team for the second time in their respective careers.
2014 All-ACC Academic Men's Basketball TeamPlayer, Class, School - Hometown - MajorJamel Artis, Fr., Pittsburgh - Baltimore, Md. - Arts & SciencesJarell Eddie, Sr., Virginia Tech - Charlotte, N.C. - PsychologyMarcus Georges-Hunt, Georgia Tech - College Park, Ga. - Science, Technology & CultureTrae Golden, Georgia Tech - Powder Springs, Ga. - Science, Technology & CultureRodney Hood, So., Duke - Meridian, Miss. - Sociology & Visual ArtsWill Johnston, Jr., Virginia Tech - Midlothian, Va. - Human Nutrition, Food & ExerciseDonnavan Kirk, Gr., Miami - Pontiac, Mich. - Community & Social ChangeJosh Newkirk, Fr., Pittsburgh - Raleigh, N.C. - Arts & SciencesMarcus Paige, So., North Carolina - Marion, Iowa - Journalism/Public RelationsJabari Parker, Fr., Duke - Chicago, Ill. - UndeclaredJoe Rahon, So., Boston College - San Diego, Calif. - EconomicsTrevor Thompson, Fr., Virginia Tech - Indianapolis, Ind. - University StudiesJoey van Zegeren, So., Virginia Tech - Hoogeveen, The Netherlands - International StudiesCoron Williams, Gr., Wake Forest - Midlothian, Va. - Liberal StudiesCameron Wright, Jr., Pittsburgh - Cleveland, Ohio - Business-MarketingMichael Young, Fr., Pittsburgh - Duquesne, Pa. - Arts & Sciences
About Georgia Tech Men’s Basketball
Georgia Tech’s men’s basketball team is in its third year under head coach Brian Gregory. The Yellow Jackets have been a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference since 1979, won three ACC Championships, played in the NCAA Tournament 16 times and played in two Final Fours (1990, 2004).