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