Virginia guard Guy says he will remain in NBA draft

Virginia guard Kyle Guy scored 24 points in the national championship win over Texas Tech.

Virginia guard and national champion Kyle Guy has decided to keep his name in the NBA draft, he announced Monday on social media.

Guy is a 6-foot-2 junior and coming off a strong showing in the NCAA Tournament, scoring 24 points in the Cavaliers’ title win over Texas Tech. He also had a 25-point, 10-rebound performance in the Elite Eight vs. Purdue.

For the season, guy averaged 15.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists.

“Saying goodbye twice is not easy,” Guy wrote on Twitter. “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, Ty Jerome and De’Andre Hunter are all Cavaliers who declared and are expected to remain in the draft. Guy is not projected to get in the first round in the latest Amico Hoops mock draft. He is a likely second-round pick at the moment, but could move up.