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Georges-Hunt to tryout for World Team

Jeff Hurndon Photography
Georgia Tech freshman Marcus Georges-Hunt, a former standout at North Clayton High, has been invited to tryout for the USA Men’s U19 World Championship Team in June.

Jeff Hurndon Photography Georgia Tech freshman Marcus Georges-Hunt, a former standout at North Clayton High, has been invited to tryout for the USA Men’s U19 World Championship Team in June.

ATLANTA — Apparently Georgia Tech’s Marcus Georges-Hunt freshman season didn’t go unnoticed.

The former North Clayton High standout is among about 25 players invited to the 2013 USA Men’s Under-19 World Championship team tryouts later this summer.

Georges-Hunt teammate Robert Carter, Jr. was also invited to the tryouts, which will be held June 14-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado.

The 12-member team will compete in Czech Republic in the FIBA Under-19 World Championships on June-17-July 7. The team will be coached by Florida coach Billy Donovan, and he will be assisted by Mark Few of Gonzaga and Shaka Smart of VCU.

This past season, Georges-Hunt started all but one of the Yellow Jackets 31 games. The 6-foot-5 forward was the team’s leading scorer. He averaged 10.8 points per game, fourth-best among freshman in the ACC. He was the only freshman in the conference to lead his team in scoring, which has only happen six times in Tech history.

The highlight of the season for Georges-Hunt came in his hometown, when he made a tip-in at the buzzer to lead the Yellow Jackets to an upset of then-No. 6 Miami on the road. Georges-Hunt is a native of Miami.

He made the All-ACC Academic team. To be consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average

for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career. He was a members of the Tech Dean’s List in the fall.

The College Park resident scored the first points in Tech’s new state-of-the-art McCamish Pavilion when he hit a pair of free throws with 18:13 to go in the first half in a win over Tulane.