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THE FLATSJose Alvarado talks team discussions, effort … Josh Okogie pulled from game with hip injury … Jordan Usher remains top of the line for Perth Wildcats … more in this week’s #ProJackets Report.

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ALVARADO TALKS TEAM DISCUSSIONS, EFFORT

Alvarado talks team discussions, effort – December 10, 2023

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OKOGIE PULLED FROM SUNS VS. WARRIORS WITH HIP INJURY

The Phoenix Suns ruled wing Josh Okogie out for the remainder of Tuesday’s game against the Golden State Warriors at Footprint Center during halftime with a right hip injury, the team announced.

Okogie started the game and got going early with a pair of triples in a seven-point opening quarter. He closed the first half with 10 points, two rebounds and two assists, hitting a trio of 3s with a plus-six point differential.

He was Phoenix’s top option to contain Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry, who had 16 points in the first half. Eric Gordon replaced Okogie with the starters to open the second half.

Phoenix held on for a 119-116 win.

Okogie remains out for Friday’s game against the Knicks, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.

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USHER REMAINS TOP DRAW FOR PERTH WILDCATS

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Ben Lammers (6’10”-C-1995, played in 2014-18, plays pro in Spain) could not help Draemland Gran Canaria (2-7) in their last game. Despite his good performance Draemland Gran Canaria lost 82-94 on the road to the much higher-ranked (#6) Lenovo Tenerife. Lammers scored 12 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 24 minutes. It was Draemland Gran Canaria’s fifth consecutive loss in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Lammers averages 9.5ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1bpg in 11 games he played so far.

Jose Alvarado (6’0”-PG-1998, played in 2017-16, plays in the NBA) was not able to help the New Orleans Pelicans in their game against the Utah Jazz (6-13) in the NBA. Despite his very good performance on Saturday night Alvarado recorded 13 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Alvarado averages 6.8ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.0apg and 1.2spg.

Josh Okogie (6’4”-G-1998, played in 2016-18, currently in the NBA) was not able to secure a victory for the Phoenix Suns (11-8) in their game against the Denver Nuggets (14-6) in the NBA, despite his very good performance in Friday night’s game. He recorded 13 points, 4 rebounds and 3 blocks in 26 minutes. But the Phoenix Suns (11-8) lost 111-119 in Denver to the Nuggets. But the season is still in its first stage and everything can happen. Okogie has relatively good stats this year 7.2ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.1apg in 19 games. He is a naturalized Nigerian.

Khalid Moore (6’7”-F-2000, played in 2018-22, plays pro in Greece) couldn’t help Lavrio (3-5) in their game against Karditsas (1-7) in the Greek GBL. He scored 9 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. But Lavrio was badly defeated84-68 on the opponent’s court by the league outsider Karditsas (#12). It was Lavrio’s fourth consecutive loss in a row. It’s Moore’s first season with the team. Moore has relatively good stats this year 10.7ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1spg.

Joshua Heath (6’1”-PG-1994, played in 2014-17, plays in Belgium) couldn’t help Spirou Basket Charleroi (5-5) in their game against Oostende (8-2) in the BNXT League, despite his very good performance in Friday night’s game. Heath scored 13 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 22 minutes. But Spirou Basket Charleroi was crushed83-60 on the opponent’s court by the leading Oostende. This year Heath averages 6.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.6apg and 1.1spg in 10 games.

Ja’von Franklin (6’7”-F-1998, played in 2023-23, currently in Serbia) couldn’t help Borac CA in their game against Partizan in the ABA League. Franklin scored 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. His team was crushed by 45 points 101-56. Franklin has relatively good stats this season 12.3ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.3apg and 1.4spg.

Charles Mitchell (6’8”-F/C-1993, played in 2014-16, plays pro in Argentina) couldn’t help Obera in their game against Platense in the Argentinian La Liga, despite his very good performance in Sunday night’s game. Mitchell had a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 14 rebounds in 39 minutes. But his team lost 71-84. Mitchell has relatively good stats this year 14.3ppg and 8.9rpg in 10 games.

Jordan Usher (6’7”-SF-1998, played in 2019-22, plays in Australia) contributed to a Perth Wildcats’ victory against the closely-ranked Kings 114-105 in the Australian NBL last Friday. Usher scored 6 points. Usher has relatively good stats this season 12.8ppg and 2.8rpg.

Marcus Georges-Hunt (6’5”-F-1994, played in 2012-16, currently in Kuwait) led his Kuwaiti team Kuwait to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Al Rayyan crushing them 85-62 in the West Asia Super League on Monday night. Georges-Hunt scored 15 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 33 minutes. Georges-Hunt has relatively good stats this year 13.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 3.0apg in two games. He is a naturalized Virgin Islander.

Adam Smith (6’1”-PG-1992, played in 2015-16, plays pro in Spain) couldn’t help Surne Bilbao Basket in their game against Unicaja in the Spanish Liga Endesa. He cannot count Saturday’s game as one of the best ones. Smith scored only 2 points. His team was crushed by 24 points 67-43. Smith has relatively good stats this season 13.0ppg, 1.1rpg, 2.5apg and 1.2spg.

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
  • James Banks III (6’10”-F/C-1998, played in 2018-20) signed for Boston Celtics in the NBA
  • Derrick Favors (6’10”-F-1991, played in 2009-23) signed for Chicago Bulls in the NBA
  • Michael Devoe (6’5”-G-1999, played in 2018-22) signed for Utah Jazz in the NBA
  • Avi Schafer (6’9”-C-1998, played in 2017-19) plays for SeaHorses Mikawa in Japanese B1 League
  • Moses Wright (6’9”-F-1998, played in 2017-21) signed for Shanxi Loongs in Chinese CBA
  • Trae Golden (6’3”-PG-1991, played in 2013-14) signed for Sichuan Blue Whales in Chinese CBA
  • Brandon Alston (6’5”-G-1995, played in 2017-19) played for Batumi in Georgian Superleague
  • Anthony McHenry (6’8”-SF-1983, played in 2001-05) played for Shinshu BW in Japanese B1 League
  • 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) played for Atlanta Aliens in the ABA
  • Robert Sampson (6’8”-F-1992, played in 2013-13) plays for Nhatrang Dolphins in Vietnamese VBA
  • Glen Rice Jr. (6’6”-F-1991, played in 2009-12) plays for Power in the Big3
  • Abdoulaye Gueye (6’9”-C-1994, played in 2014-15) signed for Sigortam.net in Turkish TBL
  • Gani Lawal (6’9”-F/C-1988, played in 2007-10) signed for Plateros de Fresnillo in Mexican LNBP

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

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