Georgia Tech’s leading scorer ruled out for Bahamas trip

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Georgia Tech began a seven-day trip to the Bahamas earlier this week. But the Yellow Jackets will have their leading scorer and graduate transfer on the sidelines for the entire week.

Georgia Tech Brian Gregory says Marcus Georges-Hunt and Virginia Tech graduate transfer Adam Smith have been ruled out, according to Ken Sugiura of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“If we had pushed it, we would have had (medical clearance) by now, but we made the decision actually in the beginning of the summer that this was the game plan for us,” he told the AJC.

Georges-Hunt, the rising senior wing, averaged a team-high 13.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. However, his junior season ended on a sour note when he suffered a fracture in the fifth metatarsal of his right foot in the regular season finale against North Carolina on March 3. Georges-Hunt is hoping to be ready for workouts later this month.

Adam Smith, who transferred in from Virginia Tech on April 24, will miss the entire trip after re-aggravating a leg injury. Smith averaged 13.4 points per game, shooting 42 percent from the beyond the 3-point line in his final season with the Hokies. He is eligible immediately.

The Yellow Jackets were scheduled to play in games on Saturday and Sunday after winning their first contest, 101-60, on Thursday.