Shumpert surpasses 1,000 points

Buried under the missed jumpers in Georgia Tech’s 72-63 loss to Florida State on Thursday was that Iman Shumpert scored his 1,000th career point.

It came on a jumper with 18:33 left in the second half. He is the 41st player in school history to surpass the mark. He has scored 1,019 points at Tech.

“I guess it’s a good feeling. I wish I could enjoy it more,” he said. “We’ve got to move on to the next one.”

The loss was Tech’s (10-13, 3-7) fourth in a row and third at home. The Yellow Jackets will play at Virginia Tech on Sunday.

Tech hit 29.9 percent of its shots against the Seminoles. After a 2-for-10 start, Shumpert rallied to hit 9 of his 23 shots. He also had 10 rebounds for his fourth double-double this season and second in the past five games.

Afterward, coach Paul Hewitt had nothing but praise for his junior point guard.

“He’s having a terrific career statistically,” he said. “He’s giving us everything that he has. He’s another guy that has grown an awful lot as a player. He has matured, understands how to run a team and I just wish we could get him and Glen [Rice] some more help.”

– Doug Roberson, AJC

7 comments Add your comment

What's happened to GT BBall?

February 10th, 2011
10:28 pm

Been GT Bball fan since ‘85. I feel bad for these kids. GT has to be one of the few NCAA schools where talent is so poorly developed that the players actually seem to get worse as they progress from fresh to soph to jr. One-on-one offense, no basketball IQ, no understanding of game situations, poor passing…the list goes on and on. Did we really lose to a Miami team that turned the ball over almost 30 times? What has happened to GT Basketball?

I’m praying CPH’s career comes to an end this year and DRad comes up with someone that can bring this program back from the ashes…

Fire the Pauls

February 10th, 2011
10:33 pm

Both of them!!!

brent cunningham

February 10th, 2011
10:42 pm

put my ole bud mark price in to coach….you will see an improvement


February 11th, 2011
9:38 am

They say they are looking for a 3rd scorer because oliver is out. Have I been missing something because every game Oliver plays well, Rice sucks it up. His broken thumb is just an excuse for poor shooting. There is no reason why Moe Miller and Mfon Udofia don’t have better dribbling skills and a lights out perimeter shot. Shumpert is a shooting guard, but it seems like he’s the only one out there that cares so he gets to play the point. There is no reason I should see Udofia and Shumpert fighting for an offensive rebound while Daniel Miller is outside of the 3-point line. I have defended Hewitt all season, but last night was the last straw. The guy isn’t fit to coach highschool. GT was the better team by far and got destroyed because of lack of organization.

Fire Paul Hewitt

February 11th, 2011
10:45 am

He’s gone – the silence from DRad the past few weeks speaks more than anything. I expect the announcement 5 minutes after Duke wins the ACC Tourney


February 11th, 2011
1:03 pm

I’ve been a Tech basketball fan for a majority of my life, and as the previous poster stated I also feel that Tech needs to look in another direction. I’ve held my tounge about HCPH but I don’t see it getting any better. It pains me to see GT teams lose to guys simply because they are better coached. Yes, they lack size on the interior and Oliver is out with an injury BUT that does not explain the obscene amount of elementary TO’s, poor fundamentals and lack of organization (especially on D)that I have witnessed post 2004. Lastly, the lack of continuity in the players hurt Tech as well, you can’t build a program off of one and dones.

Outside Observer

February 11th, 2011
2:54 pm

The offense has very little organization to it. Guys are shooting contested threes (hence why we are shooting about 30% on the year). There is too much iso in the offense. Either Shumpert or Rice will get the ball and try to work magic. How many starters didn’t score last night? THREE OF THEM! Moe Miller is a joke. It’s time to give his minutes to Udofia and Morris to get them more experience so when the next coach comes in, he will have some young guys to work with. Goodbye Paul Hewitt. Next year will be a rough year but it’s worth it for the future.