Georgia Tech’s Mfon Udofia: Looking to be the School’s Next Great Point

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What name does not belong on this list?

Mark Price, Kenny Anderson, Jarrett Jack, Travis Best, Stephon Marbury and Mfon Udofia.

Yeah it is pretty obvious. But Mfon Udofia, is looking to join the list of famous Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets point guards.

Udofia played high school ball in the suburbs of Atlanta and averaged over 20 points a game in his senior year.

He came to Tech as a highly-recruited point guard and fought his way to the starting lineup because of his heady play and quickness.

Early in his college career he struggled with his role, many times having to play shooting guard while the dynamic Iman Shumpert played point guard.

“I really didn’t know my role. It was up and down, and it was tough on me,” Udofia told reporters during the off season.

Last year, he played point full time for Tech for the first time in his career.

Udofia averaged almost 10 points a game and nearly 3 assists a game and got coach Brian Gregory’s attention.

“During the season, he improved a ton. That’s hard to do. I think for the first time, he felt comfortable in his role and knowing what was expected of him,” said Gregory.

Now in his senior year, Udofia is looking to explode.

It may not have been lost on Udofia that he has taken over what has been traditionally the glamor position at Tech.

But despite the pressure of Tech’s past and Udofia’s present, the point guard is keeping a calm attitude.

The evidence of this is Udofia’s motto on his twitter page.

“Starting point guard for Georgia Tech I’m just a regular kid trying to live out my dream,” it says.

 

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