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THE FLATSMoses Wright signs with Chinese team following strong summer league stint with Mavericks … Jordan Usher signs with team in Turkey following summer league stint with Jazz … Thaddeus Young always wanted to remain with Raptors … more in this week’s #ProJackets Report.

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WRIGHT SIGNS WITH CHINESE TEAM

Moses Wright is not returning to the Dallas Mavericks for the 2022-23 NBA season. Instead, Wright is taking his talents to China. He signed with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls, the team announced.

In July, Wright was a featured player for the Mavericks Summer League team in Las Vegas. Coming into the summer tournament, Wright expressed the desire to have his performance during Summer League translate into landing a roster spot with Dallas.

In four games, he averaged 15.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists and a steal in 19 minutes per game. His best game in the desert came against the Milwaukee Bucks when he scored 26 points and pulled down 11 rebounds.

Last season, Wright spent his time bouncing around franchises and between the G League and NBA. He played in the preseason with the Los Angeles Clippers before moving to their G League affiliate Agua Caliente Clippers. Then, he signed a two-way contract with the Mavericks in February. After that, he spent much of the remainder of the season with the Texas Legends.

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USHER HEADED TO TURKEY TO BEGIN PRO CAREER

Besiktas announced the arrivals of two rookies, forward Jordan Usher and center David McCormack.

Usher averaged more than 14 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists in his senior season at Georgia Tech, while McCormack ended his career at Kansas with 10.6 points and 7 rebounds in 21 minutes and a successful NCAA Tournament run.

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OKOGIE EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN SUNS’ BENCH

The Suns are welcoming two new guards to the fray, one with championship experience in Damion Lee, and another who has spent his entire career in the frozen tundra of Minnesota.

You might not know much about the Nigerian born Okogie, known as “Non Stop” due to his relentless energy. What you quickly learn is that he’s a defense of stallworth who will be able to assist in shutting down the opposition when called upon. If you’re looking for a sweet shooting back up two guard, you’ll have to rely on Landry Shamet to fulfill those expectations. That is not who Josh Okogie is.

What else do you need to know about him? Well…

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YOUNG KNEW HE WOULD RETURN TO RAPTORS IN FREE AGENCY

The Toronto Raptors wasted no time making sure that Thad Young returned to the squad in the early stages of free agency, signing the veteran power forward to a multi-year contract that ensures he will be a key part of what Toronto is trying to do on both sides of the ball.

Young, who arrived in a midseason trade from the San Antonio Spurs, might not be the scorer he was in his prime, but his value lies in his versatility. Able to rebound, defend, and pass from multiple positions, Young is the type of player Masai Ujiri loves to covet.

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Eurobasket #ProJackets Report

Courtesy of Eurobasket LLC | July 28, 2022

Here is the weekly review of the top performing Yellow Jackets alumni, who are currently playing in pro basketball.

Moses Wright (6’9”-F-1998, graduated ‘2021, plays pro in the NBA) could not help the Dallas Mavericks (52-30) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the Dallas Mavericks (#4) lost 84-95 on the road to the Los Angeles Lakers. Wright was the second best scorer with 17 points. He also added 6 rebounds in 22 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it’s only Wright’s first season in pro basketball. The Regular Season already ended in the NBA Summer League. Wright has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages 15.5ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.5apg in four games he played so far.

Michael Devoe (6’5”-G-1999, graduated ‘2022, plays in the NBA) was not able to help the Los Angeles Clippers in their game against the Miami Heat (2-3) in the NBA Summer League. Devoe did not impress in that game on Saturday. He recorded only 3 points. The Los Angeles Clippers (#8) were edged86-83 in Miami by the Heat. The Regular Season already ended in the NBA Summer League. This season Devoe averages 3.3ppg.

Marcus Georges-Hunt (6’5”-F-1994, graduated ‘2016, currently in the NBA) was not able to secure a victory for the Atlanta Hawks (43-39) in their game against the Cleveland Cavaliers (3-2) in the NBA Summer League. It was not his best game last Saturday. Georges-Hunt recorded only one point in 17 minutes. The Atlanta Hawks (#9) lost 90-94 in Cleveland to the Cavaliers. The Regular Season already ended in the NBA Summer League. This year Georges-Hunt averages 3.3ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.5spg in four games. He is a naturalized Virgin Islander.

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

  • Ben Lammers (6’10”-C-1995) played for ALBA Berlin in German BBL
  • Adam Smith (6’1”-PG-1992) played for Hapoel UNET Holon in Israeli Winner League
  • Charles Mitchell (6’8”-F/C-1993) played for Regatas in Argentinian La Liga
  • Joshua Heath (6’1”-PG-1994) played for Stella Artois Leuven Bears in Belgian Pro Basketball League
  • Thaddeus Young (6’8”-F-1988) signed for Toronto Raptors in the NBA
  • Derrick Favors (6’10”-F-1991) played for Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA
  • Josh Okogie (6’4”-G-1998) signed for Phoenix Suns in the NBA
  • Gani Lawal (6’9”-F/C-1988) plays for Trotamundos in Venezuelan SPB
  • Trae Golden (6’3”-PG-1991) played for Fujian Sturgeons in Chinese CBA
  • Avi Schafer (6’8”-C-1998) played for SeaHorses Mikawa in Japanese B1 League
  • Alade Aminu (6’10”-F/C-1987) plays for Gigantes de Carolina in Puerto Rican BSN
  • Brandon Alston (6’5”-G-1995) played for Decin in Czech Republic NBL
  • Kammeon Holsey (6’8”-F-1990) played for College Park SkyHawks in the NBA G League
  • James Banks III (6’10”-F/C-1998) played for Texas Legends in the NBA G League
  • Zachery Peacock (6’8”-F/C-1987) played for FOS Provence Basket in French Betclic ELITE ProA
  • Daniel Miller (6’11”-C-1991) played for Levanga Hokkaido Sapporo in Japanese B1 League
  • Anthony McHenry (6’8”-SF-1983) plays for Shinshu BW in Japanese B1 League
  • Glen Rice Jr. (6’6”-F-1991) plays for Power in the Big3
  • Jose Alvarado (6’0”-PG-1998) plays for New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA Summer League
  • Will Bynum (6’0”-PG-1983) plays for Bivouac in the Big3
  • Jordan Usher (6’7”-G/F-1999) plays for Utah Jazz in the NBA Summer League
  • Evan Jester (6’7”-F-1999) played for New Bayazet in Armenian Caucasus BL
  • Abdoulaye Gueye (6’9”-F-1994) played for I.Ramat Gan in Israeli National League
  • Shembari Phillips (6’3”-G-1997) played for EPG Baskets Koblenz in German ProB
  • Robert Sampson (6’8”-F-1992) played for Yamaguchi in Japanese B3 League

Notice: The list above includes only some of alumni playing currently in pro basketball. Check complete list of Georgia Tech basketball alumni.

#PROJACKETS IN THE NBA/G LEAGUE IN 2023-24

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JOSE ALVARADO
Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Number: 15
NBA Experience: 3rd year
Years at Georgia Tech: 2017-21
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Status: Active
6-0, 179 lbs
2023-24 Stats
7.1 ppg
2.3 rpg
2.1 apg
41.2% FG
Record: 49-33
Standing: 7th place, -8.0 GB
Streak: L1
Last 10: 5-5
JAMES BANKS III
Team: Maine Celtics
Number: 5
G League Experience: 3rd year
Years at Georgia Tech: 2018-20
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Status: Active
6-10, 250 lbs
2023-24 Stats
5.3 ppg
4.7 rpg
1.5 bpg
54.2% FG
Record: 21-13
Standing: 2nd place, -1.0 GB
Streak: W1
Last 10: 8-2
MICHAEL DEVOE
Team: Memphis Hustle
Number: 10
G League Experience: 2nd year
Years at Georgia Tech: 2017-21
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
Status: Active
6-4, 183 lbs
2023-24 Stats
13.9 ppg
3.9 rpg
3.1 apg
47.4% FG
Record: 15-19
Standing: 12th, -9.0 GB
Streak: W1
Last 10: 3-7
DERRICK FAVORS
Team: Windy City Bulls (G League)
Number: 14
NBA Experience: 12 seasons
Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-10
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Status: Active
6-9, 265 lbs
2023-24 Stats
6.2 ppg
4.7 rpg
0.7 bpg
66.7% FG
Record: 15-19
Standing: 13th place, -7.0 GB
Streak: L1
Last 10: 4-6
JOSH OKOGIE
Team: Phoenix Suns
Number: 2
NBA Experience: 5 seasons
Years at Georgia Tech: 2016-18
Hometown: Snellville, Ga.
Status: Active
6-4, 213 lbs
2023-24 Stats
4.6 ppg
2.6 rpg
1.1 apg
41.7% FG
Record: 49-33
Standing: 6th place, -8.0 GB
Streak: W3
Last 10: 7-3
THADDEUS YOUNG
Team: free agent
Number: 30
NBA Experience: 16 seasons
Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-07
Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
Status: Active
6-8, 235 lbs
2023-24 Stats
4.2 ppg
3.0 rpg
1.7 apg
60.2% FG
Record: 49-33
Standing: 6th place, -8.0 GB
Streak: W3
Last 10: 7-3

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