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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Basketball Report

THE FLATS Derrick Favors has 18 points against the Phoenix Suns, Iman Shumpert and the Rockets hold steady at the four seed, and Jarrett Jack has big night for the Sioux Falls Skyforce  That and more in this edition of the Georgia Tech #ProJackets Basketball Report.

Thaddeus Young added 10 points and six rebounds to help the Pacers defeat the New York Knicks on Tuesday night. The Pacers defeated the Knicks 103-98. For the season, he has averaged 12.5 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per game.

Iman Shumpert scored four points for the Houston Rockets in their two-point loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. For the season, Shumpert is averaging, 8.0 points per game helping the Rockets sit in the fourth spot in the Western Conference.

Favors scored 18 points and added seven rebounds to go along with seven assists, one steal, and one block in a 114-97 win over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night. He has averaged a steady 11.6 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per contest. The Jazz are currently in the 7th spot in the West, winning six of their last 10 games.

Josh Okogie and the Minnesota Timberwolves are sitting at the 10th seed in the competitive Western Conference. In their last 10 games the Timberwolves have won four games. Among rookies Okogie ranks 16th in points (431) averaging 7.2 points per game. He also ranks 4th in steals, among rookies with a total of 64.

Jack dropped 21 points to go with five rebounds and six assists against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. The Skyforce fell to the Vipers 133-120 on  Saturday night. 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 35.5 minutes per game in nine games for the Red Claws.

Charles Mitchell (6’8”-F/C-93, graduated ’16, plays pro in Argentina) could not help one of league’s weakest teams Ferro (14-7) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Ferro lost 89-95 at home to the second-ranked Gimnasia. Mitchell had a double-double by scoring 30 points and getting 16 rebounds (made all of his five free throws) in 38 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it’s only his third season in pro basketball. Mitchell has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages 17.6ppg, 9.3rpg and 1.8apg in 21 games he played so far.

Glen Rice Jr. (6’6”-G/F-91, graduated ’12, plays in Dominican Republic) was not able to help Plaza (1-3) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his very good performance the fourth-placed Plaza (1-3) was edged 96-95 in a derby game by the leading Sameji in the Places 1-4 group. Rice Jr. recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 8 assists. There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. This season Rice Jr. has very high stats. He averages 17.6ppg, 9.3rpg and 1.8apg.

Trae Golden (6’3”-G-91, graduated ’14, plays pro in Russia) was not able to secure a victory for Avtodor (5-1) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Golden’s very good performance the first-placed Avtodor (5-1) was defeated 94-90 on the road by the leading s Oliver Baskets in the group L of FIBA Europe Cup. He was the top scorer with 24 points. Golden also added 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists (was perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line). It’s Golden’s first season with the team. This year he has very high stats. Golden averages 18.3ppg, 3.0rpg and 5.9apg.

Zachery Peacock (6’8”-C-87, graduated ’10, plays in France) couldn’t help JL Bourg Basket (18-4) in their last game. Despite Peacock’s very good performance JL Bourg Basket lost 71-76 in Antibes to the much lower-ranked (#16) Olympique. He was the top scorer with 19 points. Peacock also added 5 rebounds in 28 minutes. It’s Peacock’s fourth season with the team. He has very impressive stats this year 18.6ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg in 20 games.

James White (6’8”-F-93, graduated ’16, plays pro in Bulgaria) contributed to Beroe‘s victory against the fifth-ranked Kozuv 94-85 in the Balkan League last Thursday. White scored 10 points, had 5 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 28 minutes. He has relatively good stats this year 12.4ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1bpg in eight games.

Alade Aminu (6’10”-F/C-87, graduated ’09, plays in Israel) was the main contributor in a Hapoel SP Tel-Aviv‘s victory against one of league’s weakest teams Ironi Nahariya crushing them 80-59 in the Israeli Winner League on Monday night. He was MVP of the game. Aminu recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 10 rebounds. This season he averages 9.7ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.1bpg.

Gani Lawal (6’9”-F/C-88, graduated ’10, plays pro in Japan) was the major contributor in a Shiga L-Stars‘ victory against the fifth-ranked Akita Happinets 77-68 in the Japanese B League last Saturday. Lawal recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 18 rebounds. He also added 2 blocks. This season Lawal has very high stats. He averages 20.8ppg, 12.4rpg, 1.7apg and 1.4bpg. Lawal is a naturalized Nigerian.

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

Avi Schafer (6’8”-C-98) plays for Toyota Alvark Tokyo in Japanese B League
Ben Lammers (6’10”-C-95) plays for RETAbet BB in Spanish LEB Gold
Jeremis Smith (6’8”-F-86) plays for Bigua in Uruguayan LUB
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 monts ago
Kammeon Holsey (6’8”-F-90) plays for Craiova in Romanian Liga Nationala
Marcus Georges-Hunt (6’5”-F-94) plays for Maine Red Claws in the NBA G League
Daniel Miller (6’11”-C-91) plays for Sendai 89ers in Japanese B2 League
Quinton Stephens (6’9”-F-95) plays for Leyma Basquet Coruna in Spanish LEB Gold
Anthony McHenry (6’8”-SF-83) plays for Shinshu BW in Japanese B2 League
Adam Smith (6’1”-PG-92) plays for Orasi RAV in Italian Serie A2
Lewis Clinch (6’3”-G-87) plays for Grindavik in Icelandic Dominos League
Tadric Jackson (6’2”-G-94) plays for Contern in Luxembourg Total 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



 Utah Jazz
NBA Experience: 
8 seasons
Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-10
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Status: ACTIVE
  11.6 ppg
7.3 rpg
1.4 bpg
57.8 FG%
  38-29 overall
7th – 8 GB
Streak: W 1
Last 10: 6-4
 Maine Red Claws (G League)
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%
 18-27 overall
13th – 8.5 GB
L 3
Last 10: 5-5
 Sioux Falls Skyforce (G League)
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%
 23-22 overall
8th – 8 GB
Streak: L 8
Last 10: 1-9
 Minnesota Timberwolves
NBA Experience: 
Years at Georgia Tech: 2016-18
Hometown: Snellville, Ga.
Status: ACTIVE
 7.2 ppg
3.0 rpg
1.2 apg
36.5 FG%
 32-36 overall
10th – 14.5 GB
Streak: L 1
Last 10: 4-6
 Houston Rockets
NBA Experience: 
7 seasons
Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-11
Hometown: Oak Park, Ill.
Status: ACTIVE
 8.0 ppg
2.9 rpg
1.0 apg
37.1 FG%
 42-26 overall
4th – 4.5 GB
Streak: L 1
Last 10: 9-1
 Indiana Pacers
NBA Experience: 
11 seasons
Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-07
Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
Status: ACTIVE
 12.5 ppg
6.4 rpg
2.4 apg
52.4 FG%
 43-25 overall
4th – 8 GB
Streak: W 1
Last 10: 5-5



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