THE FLATS — Iman Shumpert and the Houston Rockets fall to the Golden State Warriors in six games, Anthony Morrow is named a co-captain on his Big3 squad, and Josh Okogie shares tips on how to defend James Harden… That and more in this edition of the Georgia Tech #ProJackets Basketball Report.
After scoring three points in the first two games against the Warriors, Shumpert finished his playoff run averaging 3.6 points per game to go along with 1.5 rebounds. The Rockets’ finish their postseason run falling to the Warriors in six games and now await to see if star player James Harden will be named MVP.
Okogie and the Minnesota Timberwolves finished the regular season in 11th with a record of 36-46. Okogie recently joined the NBA TV crew, where he shared some tips on how James Harden likes to bump his defenders to obtain space in preparation for the step back
Derrick Favors finished the season averaging 11.8 points per contest to go along with 7.4 rebounds. The Jazz lost in the first round of the NBA Playoffs to the Houston Rockets, 4-1, after finishing the regular season with a 50-32 record. Favors also helped the Jazz finish with one of the best home records turning in a 29-12 record while at home.
Thaddeus Young finished his postseason run averaging 10.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. Young and the Pacers and fell at the hands of the Boston Celtics in four games. For his career, he has averaged 11.1 points per game in the playoffs.
Morrow will join the likes of Josh Smith, Will Bynum on the Bivouac squad, and will be coached by Reggie Theus. The Big3 looks to a new broadcast partner in CBS and will add four new teams, including the Bivouac team.
Glen Rice Jr. (6’6”-G/F-91, graduated ’12, plays pro in Mexico) could not help Halcones de Ciudad Obregon (12-10) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Halcones de Ciudad Obregon lost 95-102 on the road to the second-ranked Caballeros de Culiacan. Rice Jr. was the top scorer with 30 points. He also added 8 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 32 minutes. Rice Jr. has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages 27.5ppg, 8.5rpg, 4.0apg and 2.5spg in two games he played so far.
Charles Mitchell (6’8”-F/C-93, graduated ’16, plays in Argentina) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Quimsa (30-8) crushing them 90-63 in the Argentinian La Liga last Thursday. He recorded a double-double by scoring 10 points and getting 16 rebounds. Mitchell also added 2 blocks. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Ferrocarril Oeste (25-13) is placed second in the La Liga. This season Mitchell has very high stats. He averages 15.7ppg, 9.0rpg and 1.5apg.
James White (6’8”-F-93, graduated ’16, currently in Bulgaria) led Beroe to a victory against the closely-ranked Balkan (16-8) 101-96 in the Bulgarian NBL on Saturday night. He scored 12 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in a mere 19 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. BC Beroe (10-2) is placed first in the NBL. It was his team’s third consecutive victory in a row. White has relatively good stats this year 10.6ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.2apg in 17 games.
Zachery Peacock (6’8”-C-87, graduated ’10, plays pro in France) was the major contributor in a JL Bourg Basket‘s victory against the closely-ranked JSF Nanterre (23-10) 75-70 in the French Jeep ELITE ProA in Monday night’s game. Peacock scored 16 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. JL Bourg Basket (29-4) is placed second in the Jeep ELITE ProA. It was his team’s 13th consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. It’s Peacock’s fourth season with the team. This year he has very high stats. Peacock averages 17.6ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg.
Ben Lammers (6’10”-C-95, graduated ’18, plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the ninth-ranked Palencia Baloncesto (19-15) crushing them 93-73 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Friday. Lammers recorded 19 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 20 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it’s only his first season in pro basketball. RETAbet Bilbao Basket (24-10) is placed second in the LEB Gold. Lammers has relatively good stats this year 10.4ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.0bpg and 1.1spg in 36 games.
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
Josh Okogie (6’4”-G-98) plays for Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA
Iman Shumpert (6’5”-G-90) plays for Houston Rockets in the NBA
Derrick Favors (6’10”-F-91) plays for Utah Jazz in the NBA
Thaddeus Young (6’8”-F-88) plays for Indiana Pacers in the NBA
Jeremis Smith (6’8”-F-86) plays for Bigua in Uruguayan LUB
Alade Aminu (6’10”-F/C-87) plays for Hapoel SP Tel-Aviv in Israeli Winner League
Trae Golden (6’3”-G-91) plays for Avtodor in Russian VTB
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
Jarrett Jack (6’3”-PG-83) plays for Sioux Falls Skyforce in the NBA G League
Marcus Georges-Hunt (6’5”-F-94) played for Maine Red Claws in the NBA G League last year
Kammeon Holsey (6’8”-F-90) plays for Craiova in Romanian Liga Nationala
Stephon Marbury (6’2”-G-77) played for Beijing Dragons in Chinese CBA last year
Daniel Miller (6’11”-C-91) plays for Sendai 89ers in Japanese B2 League
Gani Lawal (6’9”-F/C-88) plays for Shiga L-Stars in Japanese B 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
Tadric Jackson (6’2”-G-94) plays for Contern in Luxembourg N2
Lewis Clinch (6’3”-G-87) plays for Grindavik in Icelandic Dominos League
Keith Jones (6’2”-G) played for Southwest Warriors in the ABA last year
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
Dion Glover (6’5”-G-78) played for Trilogy in the Big3 last year
|PLAYER||SEASON STATS||TEAM RECORD|
| DERRICK FAVORS, F|
NBA Experience: 8 seasons
Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-10
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
| 11.8 ppg|
| 50-32 overall|
5th – 7 GB
Streak: L 1
Last 10: 8-2
| MARCUS GEORGES-HUNT, F|
Maine Red Claws (G League)
NBA Experience: 1 season
Years at Georgia Tech: 2012-16
Hometown: College Park, Ga.
| 13.1 ppg|
| 19-31 overall|
13th – 15 GB
Last 10: 2-8
| JARRETT JACK, G|
Sioux Falls Skyforce (G League)
NBA Experience: 13 seasons
Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-05
Hometown: Fort Washington, MD
| 21.0 ppg|
| 24-26 overall|
8th – 10 GB
Streak: L 1
Last 10: 1-9
| JOSH OKOGIE, G|
NBA Experience: Rookie
Years at Georgia Tech: 2016-18
Hometown: Snellville, Ga.
| 7.7 ppg|
| 36-46 overall|
11th – 21 GB
Streak: L 3
Last 10: 4-6
| IMAN SHUMPERT, G|
NBA Experience: 7 seasons
Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-11
Hometown: Oak Park, Ill.
| 7.5 ppg|
| 53-29 overall|
4th – 4 GB
Streak: L 1
Last 10: 8-2
| THADDEUS YOUNG, F|
NBA Experience: 11 seasons
Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-07
Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
| 12.6 ppg|
| 48-34 overall|
5th – 12 GB
Streak: W 1
Last 10: 4-6