Feb. 22, 2016
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech senior Marcus Georges-Hunt, who scored 46 points in two Yellow Jacket wins last week and sank the game-winning basket against No. 19 Notre Dame, has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week.
The 6-5 guard from College Park, Ga., moved back to being the Yellow Jackets’ primary point guard and led Tech to two wins last week, holding off Florida State, 86-80, on the road, and rallying the Jackets to a 63-62 win at home over #19 Notre Dame. Georges-Hunt scored a game-high 27 points at Florida State, his fifth 20+ game of the ACC season, and followed that with a game-high 19 points, including the game-winning basket with one second left, against Notre Dame.
Georges-Hunt went 7-for-17 from the floor and 4-for-7 from the free throw line, matched his career high of seven assists and had just one turnover in 40 minutes. He became the first Tech player to play the full 40 minutes in more than 17 years. He scored 20 of his 27 in the second half at Florida State, making all three of his three-point attempts (5-for-7 overall), and made 7-of-10 free throws as Tech held off a furious Seminole rally. He also had four assists and one turnover in 38 minutes.
For the week, Georges-Hunt averaged 23.0 points, hit 13 of 27 shots from the floor, 4 of 8 three-point attempts and 16 of 23 free throws. He also had 11 total assists and just two turnovers in 78 minutes.
Wake Forest’s Bryant Crawford earned Rookie of the Week honors. ACC basketball weekly honors are determined by a vote of a select media panel.
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