Celtics Player Preview: Marcus Georges-Hunt
|09.17.16 at 10:08 am ET|
With Celtics training camp set to begin on Sept. 26, WEEI.com presents a player-by-player breakdown of the roster. The Celtics have 20 players under contract but will have to cut the roster to 15 by the start of the season.
36 games with Georgia Tech: 32.4 minutes, 16.7 points, 45.4% FG, 3.3 assists, 3.4 rebounds, 0.9 steals
The 22-year-old was signed earlier this summer as an undrafted free agent after a successful four seasons at Georgia Tech. The 6-foot-5 guard shot 34.2 percent from beyond the arc but didn’t pull from deep frequently, averaging just more than three attempts per game. He also shot well from the field in general, hitting 45.4 percent. He led the Yellow Jackets three games into the NIT.
Projected role in 2016-17
Georges-Hunt appears to be nothing more than a development signing.. He will play in a handful of preseason games and ultimately get sent to the D-League to continue to develop.
At a solid 6-foot-5, 215 pounds, Georges-Hunt possess pretty good size for a guy who can run both at guard and forward. Should he play guard, his size would create mismatches in terms of rebounding, though those opportunities would be few and far between.
Lack of a specialization
A large reason Georges-Hunt went undrafted is that he lacks any specialty that would warrant a team investing a draft pick or roster spot on him. He can shoot from 3-point range, but that’s largely on uncontested looks, and he couldn’t be looked upon as a spot-up shooter. He is a good player all-around, but not so much that the Celtics would use a roster spot on him, as he would not bring anything new or above average to the table.
Likelihood of making final 15
A good camp could create some surprises for Georges-Hunt, but that would be one huge surprise. Expect him to be in the D-League once the season begins.
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