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Georgia Tech #Pro Jackets Basketball Report

THE FLATS Derrick Favors and the Jazz clinch a spot in the playoffs, Iman Shumpert and the Rockets hold steady at the three seed, and Josh Okogie ranks third among rookies in steals That and more in this edition of the Georgia Tech #ProJackets Basketball Report.

Thaddeus Young and the Pacers defeated the Pistons, 108-89 on Wednesday night. Young led the way, scoring 21 points and adding eight rebounds. The Pacers sit in fifth place in the Eastern Conference where they will likely face the Boston Celtics in round one of the NBA Playoffs. For the season, Young has averaged 12.4 points per game.

Iman Shumpert has helped the Rockets win eight of their last 10 games where they currently sit in third in the Western Conference. Shumpert has shot 34.8% from beyond the arc, averaging 7.5 points per game. With his contributions, the Rockets have clinched a playoff spot and will most likely have a top three seed.

Favors and the Jazz are currently riding a six-game win streak and have won 16 of their last 17 games. The Jazz have clinched a playoff spot and are in the fifth spot in the Western Conference with a record of 48-30. Favors has averaged a steady 11.7 points per game to go along with 7.4 rebounds per contest.

Josh Okogie and the Minnesota Timberwolves sit at the 10th seed in the Western Conference with four games remaining in the regular season. Okogie has been a solid player for the Timberwolves, averaging 7.9 points per contest. He also ranks third among rookies in steals with 79.

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.

Jarrett Jack and the Sioux Falls Skyforce finished the regular season with a 24-26 record and in 8th in the Western Conference in the G-League. The Skyforce missed the playoffs and lost their final game to the Rio Grande Valley, 105-99.

Other former Georgia Tech players, who play in pro basketball:

James White (6’8”-F-93) plays for Beroe in Bulgarian NBL
Glen Rice Jr. (6’6”-G/F-91) plays for Plaza in Dominican Rep. Santiago League
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
Alade Aminu (6’10”-F/C-87) plays for Hapoel SP Tel-Aviv in Israeli Winner League
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 few months ago
Jarrett Jack (6’3”-PG-83) plays for Sioux Falls Skyforce in the NBA G League
Marcus Georges-Hunt (6’5”-F-94) plays for Maine Red Claws in the NBA G League
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
Tadric Jackson (6’2”-G-94) plays for Contern in Luxembourg Total League
Lewis Clinch (6’3”-G-87) plays for Grindavik in Icelandic Dominos 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

 

PLAYERSEASON STATSTEAM RECORD
 DERRICK FAVORS, F
 Utah Jazz
Number:
15
NBA Experience: 
8 seasons
Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-10
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Status: ACTIVE
  11.7 ppg
7.4 rpg
1.4 bpg
58.6 FG%
  48-30 overall
5th – 5.5 GB
Streak: W 6
Last 10: 9-1
 MARCUS GEORGES-HUNT, F
 Maine Red Claws (G League)
Number:
13
NBA Experience: 
1 season
Years at Georgia Tech: 2012-16
Hometown: College Park, Ga.
Status: ACTIVE
 13.1 ppg
4.6 rpg
1.7 apg
43.8 FG%
 19-31 overall
13th – 15 GB
L 2
Last 10: 2-8
 JARRETT JACK, G
 Sioux Falls Skyforce (G League)
Number:
6
NBA Experience: 
13 seasons
Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-05
Hometown: Fort Washington, MD
Status: ACTIVE
 21.0 ppg
5.0 rpg
6.0 apg
52.9 FG%
 24-26 overall
8th – 10 GB
Streak: L 1
Last 10: 1-9
 JOSH OKOGIE, G
 Minnesota Timberwolves
Number:
20
NBA Experience: 
Rookie
Years at Georgia Tech: 2016-18
Hometown: Snellville, Ga.
Status: ACTIVE
 7.9 ppg
3.1 rpg
1.2 apg
38.9 FG%
 35-43 overall
10th – 18.5 GB
Streak: W 1
Last 10: 3-7
 IMAN SHUMPERT, G
 Houston Rockets
Number:
9
NBA Experience: 
7 seasons
Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-11
Hometown: Oak Park, Ill.
Status: ACTIVE
 7.5 ppg
3.0 rpg
1.9 apg
37.3 FG%
 51-28 overall
3rd – 3 GB
Streak: W 4
Last 10: 8-2
 THADDEUS YOUNG, F
 Indiana Pacers
Number:
21
NBA Experience: 
11 seasons
Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-07
Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
Status: ACTIVE
 12.4 ppg
6.5 rpg
2.4 apg
52.4 FG%
 47-32 overall
5th – 11.5 GB
Streak: W 2
Last 10: 3-7

 

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