Georgia’s top available college basketball prospect on the perimeter, Marcus Hunt, committed to Georgia Tech on Friday.
The 6-foot-5, 210-pounder from North Clayton High School picked Georgia Tech among his eight finalists of UGA, Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Louisville, West Virginia, and Virginia Tech. Hunt will play both shooting guard and small forward in college.
“Georgia Tech, they got one of the top recruits in the state, as well as the country,” North Clayton basketball coach Martisse Troup told the AJC. “I feel like Marcus will do well at Georgia Tech. We have had a couple of football players from North Clayton go on to Georgia Tech. I think Marcus is going to do well at Georgia Tech.”
“Anything Georgia Tech asks Marcus to do, he will take care it. Any challenge you give him, he will do it. It’s unbelievable how well-rounded his game is.”
Hunt averaged 26.7 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks as a junior last year at North Clayton. “Early on, he had a lot of mid-major offers, with schools like Richmond, VCU, Wichita State, and Jacksonville State but his stock really went up after his junior season at North Clayton, as well as his stellar performance this summer in AAU ball,” Troup said. “He could’ve gone just about anywhere.”
Hunt got rave reviews from college scouts for being a “team player.” When North Clayton needed a more dominating presence in the post area during Hunt’s sophomore year, he willingly moved inside. Hunt returned to his natural position on the perimeter last season.
Hunt became the most-heavily recruited backcourt player out of the state of Georgia over the summer after his all-star play with AAU’s Georgia Stars.
He is the second homegrown player to join Georgia Tech’s 2012 recruiting class, along with North Gwinnett High School’s Chris Bolden, who will play both point guard and shooting guard. When Bolden committed to Georgia Tech on Aug. 6, he publicly called on his buddy Hunt to join him with the Yellow Jackets.
New Georgia Tech assistant Chad Dollar, who was hired away from Wichita State in April, also played a major role in landing Hunt for the ACC school. “Chad really did a incredible job with recruiting Marcus,” Troup said. “He was on him early when he was at Wichita State, built a good relationship, and stayed on him.”
Here’s video of Marcus Hunt vs. Jordan Adams from our friends at CourtCred.Com. Adams, the former Central Gwinnett standout, has committed to UCLA.