THE FLATS –Derrick Favors has a big night against the New Orleans Pelicans, Iman Shumpert remains out, and Thaddeus Young drops another double-double … That and more in this edition of the Georgia Tech #ProJackets Basketball Report.
Thaddeus Young posted his ninth double-double this season with 11 points and 10 rebounds in a 105-96 win over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night. This win put the Pacers to 42-23 on the season, keeping pace for 3rd place in the eastern conference. Young and the Pacers face off against Eastern Conference-leading Milwaukee tonight at 8 p.m.
Iman Shumpert did not play in a win against the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night, and his injury status is listed as questionable going forward.
Derrick Favors had a huge 25-point outing against the Pelicans last night, leading the Pacers to a 114-104 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. Favors’ 25 points marks a season high, and his 3rd 20+ point game in his last 7. The Jazz go up against the Grizzlies tomorrow night at 8 p.m.
Josh Okogie scored six points and grabbed two rebounds in a 131-114 loss against the Detroit Pistons last night. The Timberwolves move to 30-35 on the season, good for 10th place in the Western Conference. The Timberwolves look to bounce back on Saturday night against the Washington Wizards.
CBSSports.com reported before Christmas that Marcus Georges-Hunt underwent knee surgery and would miss extended playing time for the Maine Red Claws in the G League, though there has been very little reported about it. Georges-Hunt had averaged 13.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.7 steals over 36 minutes per game in nine games for the Red Claws.
Charles Mitchell (6’8”-F/C-93, graduated ’16, plays in Argentina) led Ferro to a victory over the 18th-ranked Quilmes MP (4-13) 90-78 in the Argentinian La Liga on Saturday night. He was MVP of the game. Mitchell scored 20 points and grabbed 9 rebounds; quite an impressive performance considering it’s only his third season in pro basketball. Ferrocarril Oeste (14-5) is placed second in the La Liga. It was his team’s sixth consecutive victory in a row. This season Mitchell has very high stats. He averages 17.2ppg, 9.2rpg and 1.9apg.
Trae Golden (6’3”-G-91, graduated ’14, currently in Russia) contributed to Avtodor‘s victory against one of league’s weakest teams Parma (3-15) 105-93 in the VTB United League in Saturday night’s game. He had a double-double by scoring 19 points and making 15 passes. Golden also added 5 rebounds in 33 minutes. Avtodor Saratov (8-10) is placed eighth in the VTB United League. There are only two games left until the end of the VTB United League Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It’s Golden’s first season with the team. He has very impressive stats this year 16.9ppg, 2.5rpg and 7.8apg in 18 games.
Zachery Peacock (6’8”-C-87, graduated ’10, plays pro in France) contributed to a 2-point JL Bourg Basket‘s victory against the closely-ranked JDA Dijon (17-4) 90-88 in the French Jeep ELITE ProA last Saturday. He scored 17 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. JL Bourg Basket (17-4) is placed third in the Jeep ELITE ProA. It’s Peacock’s fourth season with the team. This year Peacock has very high stats. He averages 18.5ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg. Ben Lammers (6’10”-C-95, graduated ’18, plays pro in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the league leader Real Betis crushing them 98-68 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Sunday. He scored 14 points, had 9 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 21 minutes. Lammers has relatively good stats this year 10.4ppg, 6.7rpg and 2.3bpg in 24 games.
Daniel Miller (6’11”-C-91, graduated ’14, plays in Japan) was not able to help Sendai 89ers (26-19) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Miller’s very good performance the third-placed Sendai 89ers were edged 83-81 in Nara by the lower-ranked Bambitious (#5) in the East group. He recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 15 rebounds. Miller also added 3 assists and 4 blocks. Miller has relatively good stats this season 14.3ppg, 11.3rpg, 3.9apg, 1.6bpg and 1.4spg.
Experienced Anthony McHenry (6’8”-SF-83, graduated ’05, currently in Japan) was the main contributor in a Shinshu BW‘s victory against the sixth-ranked Kagawa FA crushing them 89-67 in the Japanese B2 League in Sunday night’s game. McHenry was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 23 points and making 11 passes. McHenry also added 5 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) in 36 minutes. McHenry has very impressive stats this year 18.4ppg, 9.7rpg, 5.3apg, 1.3bpg and 1.7spg in 40 games.
Alade Aminu (6’10”-F/C-87, graduated ’09, plays pro in Israel) contributed to a Hapoel SP Tel-Aviv‘s victory against the closely-ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona 89-85 in the Israeli Winner League last Thursday. Aminu recorded 11 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks. This season Aminu averages 9.3ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.1bpg.
Other former Georgia Tech players, who play in pro basketball:
Glen Rice Jr. (6’6”-G/F-91) plays for Instituto in Argentinian La Liga
James White (6’8”-F-93) plays for Beroe in Bulgarian NBL
Avi Schafer (6’8”-C-98) plays for Toyota Alvark Tokyo in Japanese B League
Jeremis Smith (6’8”-F-86) plays for Bigua in Uruguayan LUB
Tony Akins (5’11”-G-80) plays for KCC Egis in South Korean KBL
Will Bynum (6’0”-PG-83) played for Yesilgiresun Belediye in Turkish Folded last year
Kammeon Holsey (6’8”-F-90) plays for Craiova in Romanian Liga Nationala
Gani Lawal (6’9”-F/C-88) plays for Shiga L-Stars in Japanese B League
Quinton Stephens (6’9”-F-95) plays for Leyma Basquet Coruna in Spanish LEB Gold
Adam Smith (6’1”-PG-92) plays for Orasi RAV in Italian Serie A2
Lewis Clinch (6’3”-G-87) plays for Grindavik in Icelandic Dominos League
Tadric Jackson (6’2”-G-94) plays for Contern in Luxembourg Total League
Joshua Heath (5’11”-PG-94) plays for Ankara D.S.I. in Turkish TBL
Mario West (6’5”-G-84) played for Ghost Ballers in the Big3 last year
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|PLAYER||SEASON STATS||TEAM RECORD|
| DERRICK FAVORS, F|
NBA Experience: 8 seasons
Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-10
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
| 12.7 ppg|
| 37-27 overall|
6th – 7 GB
Streak: W 1
Last 10: 7-3
| MARCUS GEORGES-HUNT, F|
Maine Red Claws (G League)
NBA Experience: 1 season
Years at Georgia Tech: 2012-16
Hometown: College Park, Ga.
| 13.1 ppg|
| 17-24 overall|
12th – 10.5 GB
Last 10: 6-4
| JOSH OKOGIE, G|
NBA Experience: Rookie
Years at Georgia Tech: 2016-18
Hometown: Snellville, Ga.
| 7.5 ppg|
| 30-35 overall|
10th – 14.5 GB
Streak: L 1
Last 10: 5-5
| IMAN SHUMPERT, G|
NBA Experience: 7 seasons
Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-11
Hometown: Oak Park, Ill.
| 4.0 ppg|
| 39-25 overall|
5th – 5 GB
Streak: W 6
Last 10: 7-3
| THADDEUS YOUNG, F|
NBA Experience: 11 seasons
Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-07
Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
| 12.7 ppg|
| 42-23 overall|
3rd – 6.5 GB
Streak: W 1
Last 10: 6-4