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THE FLATSThaddeus Young has made more than $143 million in his 16-year NBA career, continues to impact his teams and his business … Marcus Georges-Hunt carrying his Kuwait Club in championship event … more in this week’s #ProJackets Report.



Thaddeus Young’s contracts have seen him earn an estimated $143.4 million over his 16 seasons in the NBA. Now on his seventh NBA team, Young has continued to impact teams around the league with his veteran leadership and experience.

As a player who has continued to prove his value both on and off the court, it’s no wonder that the 34-year-old continues to find himself under contract. Young’s contract with the Toronto Raptors will see him earn $8 million this season, just like it did during the 2022-23 season.

According to Spotrac, Young earned $31.9 million through his first seven years in the league as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers. Then, he spent two seasons with the Brooklyn Nets, where he earned $20.8 million. In Indiana, Young was paid more than he was by any other team, earning $42.7 million over three years.

After landing with the Chicago Bulls in 2020, Young earned $25.6 million before briefly playing with the San Antonio Spurs, where he made $9.3 million. After a trade sent him to Toronto, Young has earned $12.8 million in the two seasons so far.

As the Toronto Raptors look to usher in a new era after parting ways with longtime head coach Nick Nurse, Young’s locker room presence will be incredibly valuable.

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Memphian Thaddeus Young has been in the NBA for 16 years, and even though he’s traveled the world, the former Mitchell High basketball star still makes sure Memphis is the center of his world.

Thaddeus came back home to hold his Young for Youth Foundation basketball camp.

About 200 young children were taught basketball and life skills at Mitchell High School and the Mitchell Community Center this week.

Young still remembers the love and support he received when he was young, and that’s why coming back and giving back is so important to him and his wife.

“This community has done a lot for me and I’ve done a lot for it, but it’s a partnership,” he said. “We work together on a lot of different collaborative communities and it’s been really good. I’m nothing but thankful and grateful for the support I’ve had and hopefully I continue to get that support, but it’s been a great partnership in this community.”

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Kuwait Club kept their immaculate WASL record intact after passing the difficult test handed out by Shahrdary Gorgan, 95-85, in the Final 8 opener Friday night at the Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Sports Hall.

Marcus Georges-Hunt led the WASL-Gulf League champions with 29 points, 25 of which he made in the second half as he took the scoring cudgels after Cady Lalanne suffered leg cramps midway into the third quarter and had to rest for a while.

The veteran winger bannered the key 11-0 run to close the said period in their favor, 71-60, and continued his solid play in the final period to keep their foes at bay as he went on to earn STEP AHEAD Player of the Game honors.

“I’m very happy with the win,” said Kuwait Club Head Coach Peter Schomers. “Obviously, two different halves. First half, they capitalized on our mistakes … But we kept going. We had a good second half, everybody contributed.”

Thon Maker hardly showed any issue fitting in despite playing just his first official game with his new team as he finished with 21 points and 6 rebounds in a little over 20 minutes off the bench. Lalanne, meanwhile, contributed 20 markers.

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Charles Mitchell (6’8”-F/C-1993, played in 2014-16, plays pro in Uruguay) managed to help Urunday Universitario Montevideo to win against the closely-ranked Olimpia (2-1) crushing them 81-51 in a derby game in the Uruguayan Metropolitan (second division) on Tuesday night. He scored only 4 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 23 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Urunday Universitario Montevideo (2-0) is placed third in the Metropolitan. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Mitchell has relatively good stats this season 12.5ppg, 10.0rpg and 2.5apg.

Robert Sampson (6’8”-F-1992, played in 2013-13, plays in Vietnam) was the major contributor in a Nhatrang Dolphins’ victory against one of league’s weakest teams Catfish (0-2) 96-87 in the Vietnamese VBA in Friday night’s game. He had a double-double by scoring 29 points and getting 18 rebounds. Sampson also added 3 assists. Nhatrang Dolphins (1-1) is placed fifth in the VBA. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Sampson has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages 27.0ppg, 17.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5bpg in two games he played so far. Sampson is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.

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

  • Ben Lammers (6’10”-C-1995, played in 2014-18) plays for ALBA Berlin in German BBL
  • Adam Smith (6’1”-PG-1992, played in 2015-16) plays for Bilbao in Spanish Liga Endesa
  • Josh Okogie (6’4”-G-1998, played in 2016-18) plays for Phoenix Suns in the NBA
  • Thaddeus Young (6’8”-F-1988, played in 2006-07) plays for Toronto Raptors in the NBA
  • Joseph Alvarado (6’0”-PG-1998, played in 2017-16) plays for New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA
  • Derrick Favors (6’10”-F-1991, played in 2009-23) plays for Atlanta Hawks in the NBA
  • Jordan Usher (6’7”-SF-1999, played in 2019-22) plays for Besiktas Emlakjet Istanbul in Turkish BSL
  • Avi Schafer (6’8”-C-1998, played in 2017-19) plays for SeaHorses Mikawa in Japanese B1 League
  • Moses Wright (6’9”-F-1998, played in 2017-21) plays for Zhejiang Golden Bulls in Chinese CBA
  • Alade Aminu (6’10”-F/C-1987, played in 2005-09) played for Gigantes de Carolina in Puerto Rican BSN few months ago
  • Zachery Peacock (6’8”-F/C-1987, played in 2006-10) played for FOS Provence Basket in French Betclic ELITE ProA last year
  • Joshua 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
  • Kammeon Holsey (6’8”-F-1990, played in 2009-09) played for College Park SkyHawks in the NBA G League last year
  • Trae Golden (6’3”-PG-1991, played in 2013-14) plays for Beijing Royal Fighters in Chinese CBA
  • Brandon Alston (6’5”-G-1995, played in 2017-19) plays for Batumi in Georgian Superleague
  • Daniel Miller (6’11”-C-1991, played in 2009-14) played for Levanga Hokkaido Sapporo in Japanese B1 League last year
  • Anthony McHenry (6’8”-SF-1983, played in 2001-05) plays for Shinshu BW in Japanese B1 League
  • Marcus Georges-Hunt (6’5”-F-1994, played in 2012-16) plays for Kuwait in Kuwaiti D1
  • Tadric Jackson (6’2”-G-1994, played in 2014-18) plays for Atlanta Aliens in the ABA
  • Evan Jester (6’7”-F-1999, played in 2017-19) plays for Atlanta Aliens in the ABA
  • Abdoulaye Gueye (6’9”-C-1994, played in 2014-15) plays for Samsunspor in Turkish TBL
  • Glen Rice Jr. (6’6”-F-1991, played in 2009-12) plays for Brillantes in Venezuelan SPB
  • 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
  • Shembari Phillips (6’3”-G-1997, played in 2017-17) played for EPG Baskets Koblenz in German ProB last year
  • Will Bynum (6’0”-PG-1983, played in 2001-05) played for Bivouac in the Big3 last year

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

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
2.2 rpg
1.8 apg
41.8% FG
Record: 33-22
Standing: 6th place, -6.0 GB
Streak: W2
Last 10: 7-3
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
6.1 ppg
6.6 rpg
1.8 bpg
48.4% FG
Record: 11-9
Standing: 7th place, -2.0 GB
Streak: W2
Last 10: 6-4
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
13.3 ppg
2.2 rpg
2.9 apg
52.0% FG
Record: 10-10
Standing: 10th, -5.0 GB
Streak: W1
Last 10: 6-4
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
0.6 bpg
74.4% FG
Record: 6-12
Standing: 14th place, -6.0 GB
Streak: L1
Last 10: 4-6
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
5.0 ppg
2.8 rpg
1.1 apg
41.5% FG
Record: 33-22
Standing: 5th place, -6.0 GB
Streak: W2
Last 10: 7-3
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: 33-22
Standing: 5th place, -6.0 GB
Streak: W2
Last 10: 7-3



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