Earlier this month, the Virginia Cavaliers took down the Texas Tech Red Raiders for their first national title in school history. The Cavaliers used a late game-tying three-point shot to send the game to overtime – which Virginia dominated en route to the title.
Leading the Cavaliers through the NCAA Tournament was junior guard Kyle Guy.
Guy racked up 24 points, three rebounds and one steal in the game against the Red Raiders. He also kept Virginia in the game against Purdue in the Elite Eight when star point guard Carsen Edwards threatened to send the Cavaliers home early.
After winning a national title, the junior guard announced his plans to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft.
“Today I will be declaring for the 2019 draft and signing with an agent. I am diving into this with two feet to achieve my dream but I will leave the option of coming back to school open,” Guy said in a statement on Twitter.
Beyond blessed. Very excited for this journey. 5 out ❤️ Thanks to everyone who had a hand in this!!! pic.twitter.com/EBSspocjcj
— Kyle J Guy (@kylejguy5) April 16, 2019
Guy scored a career-high 15.4 points per game this season and also set career highs in rebounds and assists per game.
Now it looks like he’ll head to the NBA if he receives a solid draft grade. Guy is seen as a second-round selection.