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Virginia’s Kyle Guy staying in NBA draft, not returning to Virginia

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Virginia is going to lose three starters from its national championship team. De'Andre Hunter is a likely top-7 pick that a lot of teams think can be a good “3&D” NBA player. Ty Jerome is a bubble first-round pick expected to stay in the draft. Mamadi Diakite also has his name in the mix.

Now it’s official, Kyle Guy says he is keeping his name in the mix.

Guy had 24 points in the title game against Texas Tech and was named the NCAA tournament’s Most Outstanding Player for leading the Cavaliers to a title.

What he brings is shooting — he hit 42.6 percent from three this past season. He moves well off the ball and can catch-and-shoot, skills that NBA teams want. However, while he was a playmaker in college his handles and passing need work to be NBA ready, according to scouts. There also are concerns about his athleticism at the next level, and with that how well he can defend.

Guy is likely a second-round pick if taken at all, but he’s all in and going to take his shot while at the hight of his college career.

This was Charles Barkley’s reaction to Auburn’s last-second foul (VIDEO)


Charles Barkley had a great time watching his Auburn Tigers play in the Final Four. He just would have had a better time if they had one.

On Saturday night as Auburn took on the Virginia Cavaliers, it appeared that Barkley’s alma mater would be heading to the NCAA men’s basketball championship. However, Virginia’s Kyle Guy was fouled on a 3-point attempt with 0.6 seconds left.

Barkley was standing courtside, and his reaction was heartbreaking.

Via Twitter:

Guy would go on to hit all three free throws, giving Virginia a one-point win, 63-62.

Barkley had to give props to Guy after the game, and admitted that it was a foul on Auburn on Virginia’s 3-point attempt.

It was a great season for the Tigers and no doubt a fun one for Barkley to watch.