NBA teams wanting a look at Marcus Georges-Hunt

Georgia Tech's Marcus Georges-Hunt (3) reacts after forcing overtime against Clemson on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, during the ACC Tournament at the Verizon Center in Washington. Georgia Tech advanced, 88-85. (Robert Willett/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS)

Georgia Tech’s Marcus Georges-Hunt in the Yellow Jackets’ overtime win over Clemson in the ACC tournament in Washington, D.C. (Robert Willett/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS)

Former Georgia Tech guard Marcus Georges-Hunt is getting his share of looks from NBA teams in advance of the draft.

Last week, Georges-Hunt worked out for Brooklyn, Detroit, Houston and Utah on four successive days, Wednesday through Saturday. He told the Nuggets website that his next workout will be with Utah on Tuesday.

In Denver, one of his workout partners happened to be former Yellow Jacket forward Robert Carter, who transferred to Maryland after two seasons and remains a close friend of Georges-Hunt’s. The two went one-on-one, part of which was caught on camera.

Georges-Hunt is not likely to be taken in the two-round draft June 23, but seems a strong candidate to be signed to a summer-league team, through which he could potentially earn a spot in a team’s preseason camp.

Georges-Hunt, who earned his degree from Tech earlier this month, said that his goal is to “defensively, show that I’m a lockdown defender, I’m able to finish in transition, finish with contact, and be able to knock down open shots.”

Georges-Hunt’s senior season enabled him to demonstrate his versatility and scoring and passing skill. He was tasked with defending many of the ACC’s best over his four seasons, including North Carolina’s Reggie Bullock, Duke’s Seth Curry, Notre Dame’s Jerian Grant and Virginia’s Joe Harris and Malcolm Brogdon. All either have been, are or almost certainly will be in the NBA.

“It’s funny, because it seems like everybody I’ve guarded is in the NBA now on some roster,” Georges-Hunt said. “I thank Georgia Tech for putting me on those types of players and challenging me.”


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