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THE FLATS – Will Jose Alvarado return to action this season? … Chris Bosh “big head” bobblehead debuts on his 39th birthday … more in this week’s #ProJackets Report.

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ALVARADO’S SEASON MIGHT BE OVER

The healing process from a stress reaction in his right tibia was prolonged for Alvarado for additional 2-3 weeks. If the Pelicans do not make the play-in tournament or the playoffs straight away, the season for the Puerto Rican guard might be over.

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jose Alvarado played his last game on February 27th against the Orlando Magic. The team has provided a new update on the player’s health.

Alvarado has shown little improvement in his rehab and will miss additional 2-3 weeks, the Pelicans announced.

The Puerto Rican guard was previously diagnosed with a stress reaction in his right tibia.

With just 10 games remaining for the Pelicans, they’re currently out of the playoff picture as they sit in 12th place in the Western Conference standings. If they don’t manage to make at least the play-in tournament, the season for Alvarado might be over.

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CHRIS BOSH BOBBLEHEAD DEBUTS ON HIS BIRTHDAY

On Friday, former Miami Heat player and Hall of Famer Chris Bosh celebrated his 39th birthday.

A bobblehead doll was also released on the same day.

The sports apparel company, FOCO, released its new Chris Bosh bobblehead as part of the “Big Heads” collection. FOCO manufactures apparel, toys and accessories that are officially licensed by all the major sports leagues.

The item, which is limited to 72 units, is available for $55 and can be purchased HERE. The doll stands nearly 10 inches. Bosh is featured in an action pose wearing the Heat’s white jersey.

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Ben Lammers (6’10”-C-1995, played in 2014-18, plays pro in Germany) contributed to an ALBA Berlin’s surprising victory against the tenth-ranked Efes (15-16) 95-93 in the Euroleague in Thursday night’s game. He scored 10 points, had 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 21 minutes. ALBA Berlin (9-22) is placed second from the bottom (#17) in the Euroleague. There are only three games left until the end of the Euroleague Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Lammers averages 6.4ppg and 2.8rpg in 26 games he played so far.

Adam Smith (6’1”-PG-1992, played in 2015-16, plays in Spain) could not help Bilbao (2-1) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Smith’s very good performance Bilbao was crushed100-78 on the road by the second-ranked Baskonia. He was the second best scorer with 16 points. It’s Smith’s first season with the team. Smith has relatively good stats this year 13.5ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.9apg.

Moses Wright (6’9”-F-1998, played in 2017-21, currently in China) contributed to a Zhejiang Golden Bulls’ victory against the closely-ranked Aviators (26-13) 99-94 in the Chinese CBA on Tuesday night. Wright scored 10 points, had 9 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 25 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Zhejiang Golden Bulls (33-5) are placed first in the CBA. It was his team’s third consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. It’s Wright’s first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year 12.7ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.4apg, 1.1bpg and 1.3spg in 35 games.

Josh Okogie (6’4”-G-1998, played in 2016-18, plays pro in the NBA) helped Phoenix Suns win their game against the Utah Jazz (35-40) 117-103 in the NBA in Monday night’s game. He scored 9 points. The Phoenix Suns have 40-35 record this season. It’s Okogie’s first year with the team. Okogie has relatively good stats this year 7.2ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.4apg. He is a naturalized Nigerian.

Brandon Alston (6’5”-G-1995, played in 2017-19, plays in Georgia) was not able to help Batumi (9-9) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Batumi lost 82-96 in Tbilisi to the one of league’s weakest teams (#10) Titebi. Alston scored 17 points, grabbed 4 boards, dished 4 assists and stole 3 balls in 38 minutes. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. It’s Alston’s first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year 12.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.3apg and 1.1spg in 11 games.

Experienced Anthony McHenry (6’8”-SF-1983, played in 2001-05, currently in Japan), who plays in the Japanese B1 League was not able to secure a victory for Shinshu BW (20-25) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his very good performance the fourth-placed Shinshu BW was defeated 84-74 in Yokohama by the second-ranked Yokohama BC in the Central group. McHenry recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 10 rebounds. This season he averages 9.5ppg, 7.2rpg, 3.2apg, 1.2bpg and 1.4spg.

Jordan Usher (6’7”-SF-1999, played in 2019-22, plays pro in Turkey) helped Besiktas Emlakjet Istanbul win their game against one of league’s weakest teams Gaziantep crushing them 107-74 in the Turkish BSL in Saturday night’s game. He recorded 7 points in 23 minutes. Usher has relatively good stats this year 14.4ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.2apg in 21 games.

Charles Mitchell (6’8”-F/C-1993, played in 2014-16, plays in Argentina) led Obera to a victory over the tenth-ranked Penarol 90-81 in the Argentinian La Liga last Tuesday. Mitchell was MVP of the game. He recorded 21 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. It was his first game for Obera this season.

Avi Schafer (6’8”-C-1998, played in 2017-19, currently in Japan) couldn’t help SeaHorses Mikawa in their game against Osaka Evessa in the Japanese B1 League. He cannot count Saturday’s game as one of the best ones. Schafer scored only 3 points, had 4 boards, passed 3 assists and added 3 steals in 24 minutes. His team was badly defeated by 20 points 86-66. This year he averages 5.4ppg and 4.1rpg in 43 games. Schafer is a naturalized Japanese.

Marcus Georges-Hunt (6’5”-F-1994, played in 2012-16, plays pro in Kuwait) helped his Kuwaiti team Kuwait win their game against the closely-ranked Al Nassr crushing them 101-70 in the West Asia Super League in Tuesday night’s game. Georges-Hunt scored 6 points, had 9 rebounds and dished 3 assists. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Georges-Hunt averages 17.5ppg, 6.0rpg, 3.7apg and 1.5spg. He is a naturalized Virgin Islander.

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

  • Thaddeus Young (6’8”-F-1988, played in 2006-07) plays for Toronto Raptors in the NBA
  • Jose Alvarado (6’0”-PG-1998, played in 2017-16) plays for New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA
  • Alade Aminu (6’10”-F/C-1987, played in 2005-09) played for Gigantes de Carolina in Puerto Rican BSN few monts ago
  • Zachery Peacock (6’8”-F/C-1987, played in 2006-10) played for FOS Provence Basket in French Betclic ELITE ProA last year
  • Josh Heath (6’1”-PG-1994, played in 2014-17) plays for Stella Artois Leuven Bears in Belgian Pro Basketball League
  • James Banks III (6’10”-F/C-1998, played in 2018-20) plays for Texas Legends in the NBA G League
  • Trae Golden (6’3”-PG-1991, played in 2013-14) plays for Beijing Royal Fighters in Chinese CBA
  • Evan Jester (6’7”-F-1999, played in 2017-19) plays for Atlanta Aliens in the ABA
  • Tadric Jackson (6’2”-G-1994, played in 2014-18) plays for Atlanta Aliens in the ABA
  • Abdoulaye Gueye (6’9”-C-1994, played in 2014-15) plays for Samsunspor in Turkish TBL
  • Robert Sampson (6’8”-F-1992, played in 2013-13) plays for Yamaguchi in Japanese B3 League
  • Will Bynum (6’0”-PG-1983, played in 2001-05) played for Bivouac in the Big3 last year
  • Glen Rice Jr. (6’6”-F-1991, played in 2009-12) plays for Brillantes in Venezuelan SPB
  • Shembari Phillips (6’3”-G-1997, played in 2017-17) played for EPG Baskets Koblenz in German ProB last year
  • Gani Lawal (6’9”-F/C-1988, played in 2007-10) plays for Runa Basket in Russian Superleague 1
  • Michael Devoe (6’5”-G-1999, played in 2018-22) plays for Ontario Clippers in the NBA G 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 2023-24

PLAYERDATANUMBERSTEAM
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
6.9 ppg
2.1 rpg
1.8 apg
41.8% FG
Record: 32-22
Standing: 6th place, -6.0 GB
Streak: W2
Last 10: 6-4
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
6.2 ppg
7.0 rpg
1.9 bpg
48.4% FG
Record: 10-9
Standing: 8th place, -2.5 GB
Streak: W1
Last 10: 6-4
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
13.4 ppg
2.1 rpg
2.9 apg
53.6% FG
Record: 9-10
Standing: 10th, -6.0 GB
Streak: L1
Last 10: 6-4
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
6.9 ppg
5.4 rpg
0.7 bpg
73.0% FG
Record: 6-11
Standing: 14th place, -5.5 GB
Streak: W1
Last 10: 5-5
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
5.1 ppg
2.8 rpg
1.1 apg
42.2% FG
Record: 32-22
Standing: 5th place, -6.0 GB
Streak: W1
Last 10: 6-4
THADDEUS YOUNG
Team: free agent
Number: tbd
NBA Experience: 16 seasons
Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-07
Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
Status: Active
6-8, 235 lbs
2023-24 Stats
5.0 ppg
3.3 rpg
2.2 apg
62.1% FG
Record: tbd
Standing: tbd
Streak: tbd
Last 10: tbd

 

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