Kyle Guy Will Not Return To Virginia

Virginia point guard Kyle Guy has officially decided to forego his remaining college eligibility and stay in the draft, he announced on his Twitter page.

Guy’s post read, “Saying goodbye twice is not easy.. Charlottesville I just want to say thank you so much. I’ll never forget this. One day I will have the words. I am officially keeping my name in the draft. I know it’s the right step after much prayer and thought with my family.”

Guy averaged 15.4 PPG, 4.5 RPG and 2.1 APG for the national champions as a junior but the finality of his decision is a surprise, considering he’s not ranked among the Top 100 prospects by ESPN’s draft expert Jonathan Givony. His strongest attribute is his perimeter shooting prowess, as he made 42.6% of his 3-point attempts this past season.

The 6’2” Guy did have a strong run in the NCAA Tournament, including a 24-point outing against Texas Tech in the title game. He also had a 25-point, 10-rebound performance against Purdue in the Elite Eight.

Guy announced last week that he would test the draft waters.

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7 thoughts on “Kyle Guy Will Not Return To Virginia

  1. Danthemilwfan

    Good for him. He’s a gleague at best player who will probably get drafted after hitting some big shots. Only way he ups his stock by staying is another championship and more game winners.

    • x%sure

      Well he could learn a fuul game in an atmosphere cheering him on. Now he’s going to fade away probably & be just a Guy.
      Had to.

  2. SouthsideSlugger

    All just to receive wedding gifts this summer and not be in violation of the NCAA. Best wishes with marriage and playing overseas.

  3. A no-brainer really. He’s graduating this year, he has his NC and his NBA stock won’t go up from here regardless of what he might do next season. Drafted or not, he best chance to play in the NBA (at some point) if it’s really his goal, is to start his pro career now. Plus, while he’s trying, he can make more $$ (somewhere) than most of his fellow UVA graduates; and his job will be a lot more fun. Marrying a cute chick. I can’t imagine that prayer session was very long.

  4. D$!LLKU$H-og

    I think he gets a 2-way contract. If he can hit 42% of his threes in the G-LEAGUE he’ll get a call up.

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