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Celtics waive Marcus Georges-Hunt, two others

March 1, 2016: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets guard Marcus Georges-Hunt (3) takes advantage of a flagrant foul sinking his free throw during the 2nd half of the NCAA basketball game between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Louisville Cardinals at the KFC Yum Center in Louisville, KY. Louisville defeated Georgia Tech 56-53. (Photo by David Blair/Icon Sportswire)
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The Celtics waived Marcus Georges-Hunt, Jalen Jones and Damion Lee on Thursday with a roster battle looming between R.J. Hunter and James Young as the regular season approaches.

Georges-Hunt, a shooting guard from Miami, played four years with Georgia Tech. He started all four seasons for the Yellow Jackets. After the team went 12-19 in 2015 as he nursed a foot injury, he led them to the NIT in his senior season.

He went undrafted in 2016 and signed with the Brooklyn Nets’ Summer League squad. Over four contests, he put up 2.8 points and one rebound in 13.2 minutes per game.

He then signed with Boston in late September.

Jones put up 14 points and seven assists per game at SMU. The small forward redshirted after transferring to Texas A&M. He was second-team All-SEC as a junior and first team as a senior. The Aggies made the NIT in his first year and the NCAA Tournament the second.

He played five games for the Toronto Raptors in the Summer League in 2016.

Lee played three years with one redshirt season at Drexel before spending his fifth season at Louisville. He made the midseason Naismith Watch List and was one of the Cardinals’ top scorers. He went undrafted and spent the summer with the Miami Heat.

Both Young and Hunter have NBA experience, but the Celtics seem to lack the room for both wings. Young put up 3.4 points in his rookie year, but only one point in three less minutes per game last year. Hunter averaged 2.7 points per contest as a rookie last season.

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