Marcus Anthony Georges-Hunt (born March 28, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Iowa Wolves of the NBA G League, on assignment from the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Georgia Tech.

High school career

Georges-Hunt attended North Clayton High School under coach Martisse Troup. As a senior, he averaged 24.2 points, 14.3 rebounds and 5.2 assists helping the Eagles to a 21-11 record and a berth in the state semifinals. When he graduated, he was North Clayton's all-time leading scorer with 2,189 points and was considered a 4-star recruit, being ranked No. 59 overall in the ESPN100, and No. 14 among small forwards.

College career

After graduating high school, Georges-Hunt played college basketball for Georgia Tech. He was a starter for the Yellow Jackets all four years, but injured his foot as a junior and missed some time. During his senior season, he led the team to the 2016 National Invitation Tournament after a 12–19 record the year prior. He averaged 16.9 points per game as a senior. [3] Georges-Hunt was named to the Third Team All- Atlantic Coast Conference. [4]

Professional career

Maine Red Claws (2016–2017)

After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft, Georges-Hunt joined the Brooklyn Nets for the 2016 NBA Summer League. In four games for the Nets, he averaged 2.8 points and 1.0 rebounds in 13.2 minutes per game. On September 26, 2016, he signed with the Boston Celtics. [5] However, he was later waived by the Celtics on October 20, 2016 after appearing in two preseason games. [6] On October 31, 2016, he was acquired by the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Celtics. [7]

Miami Heat (2017)

On February 8, 2017, Georges-Hunt signed a 10-day contract with the Miami Heat [8] to help the team deal with numerous injuries. Miami had to use an NBA hardship exemption in order to sign him as he made their roster stand at 16, being one player over the allowed limited of 15. [9] On February 16, he was assigned to the Sioux Falls Skyforce so he could participate in the NBA Development League All-Star Game. [10] On February 18, after the 10-day contract expired, [11] he was reacquired by the Maine Red Claws. [12]

Orlando Magic (2017)

On April 3, 2017, Georges-Hunt signed with the Orlando Magic. [13] Following the 2016–17 season, he joined the Magic for the 2017 NBA Summer League, before being waived by the team on July 31, 2017. [14]

Minnesota Timberwolves (2017–present)

On August 11, 2017, Georges-Hunt signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves. [15]

NBA career statistics

Legend
GP Games played GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw percentage
RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Orlando 5 0 9.6 .286 .500 .900 1.8 .6 .2 .0 2.8
Career 5 0 9.6 .286 .500 .900 1.8 .6 .2 .0 2.8

Personal life

The son of Willie Hunt and Larisa Georges, he has three siblings, Jalal Johnson, Ahsan Asadullah and Nashida Asadullah. He majored in Science, Technology and Culture.