Sept. 18, 2015
By Matt Winkeljohn | The Good Word
There is a little more spring in the steps of Marcus Georges-Hunt these days, as the broken right foot of Georgia Tech’s senior swing man has healed to where he’s able to dunk again.
He has not been involved in contact, but said he expects to be cleared for that when basketball practice begins in early October.
“Individual workouts have been going good for me,” said Georges-Hunt, who broke the fifth metatarsal in his right foot early in the regular-season finale against North Carolina. “Actually, I have dunked. I took a step through individual workouts last week. It’s going well.”
After starting 93 of 94 games through his first three seasons playing for the Yellow Jackets, Georges-Hunt is looking forward to his swan song at Tech.
He led the team in scoring last season, averaging 13.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals – all career highs. The 6-foot-5 guard/forward from North Clayton High School also averaged 14 points in ACC play.
Georges-Hunt is not all about basketball. The science, technology and culture major has made the ACC All-Academic team twice, and is serious about graduating. He wants to leave a mark in hoops, too.
He began his Tech career as just the sixth freshman in program history to lead the Jackets in scoring average (10.8), and wants to go out in style.
After undergoing surgery on March 16 to repair his foot, Georges-Hunt was slowed for several months and limited once he returned to the court. He’s been building up strength and stamina, though, as his workouts have increased in intensity.
“I feel like my foot is getting stronger day by day,” he said. “It gets sore, but it’s supposed to get sore at the beginning as I get back to reactivating the muscles in my foot.”
Basketball practice will begin in a couple weeks, and Georges-Hunt has no plans to visit doctors any time soon.
“The doctor said I don’t need to go back any more,” he said. “He said it looks strong. If anything was to happen, come back and see him, but I’ve been fine.”
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