Three Cavaliers earn All-ACC honors

Hunter, Guy and Jerome recognized for their outstanding performance in conference play

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Guy, Jerome and Hunter are all shooting over 40 percent from three-point range.

Courtesy Virginia Athletics

Three different players from the No. 2 Virginia men’s basketball team were recognized Monday for All-ACC honors. Sophomore forward De’Andre Hunter and junior guard Kyle Guy were All-ACC First Team selections, while junior guard Ty Jerome was named to the All-ACC Second Team. 

Hunter, who was also named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year, has been a stalwart for the Cavaliers on both ends of the court. He averages 15.2 points a game, along with 5.2 rebounds a game and is posting a 53.3 percent field goal percentage — third best in the ACC. The 6-foot-7 forward has scored 20 or more points in eight games this season, and he was named the Battle 4 Atlantis MVP in November. Last year Hunter was also recognized by the league, earning ACC Sixth Man of the Year and ACC All-Freshman Team honors. 

Virginia’s leading scorer, Guy, was named to the All-ACC First Team for the second year in a row. He is the league’s leader in three-pointers per game, 3.2, and ranks third in three-point percentage, shooting 45.1 percent from three. His success from beyond the arc has led him to score 20 or more points in seven games. Additionally, the 97 threes he’s made this season puts him in fourth place for made threes in a single season in the program’s history. Guy’s strong offensive performance this year follows up a successful sophomore season, in which he was named a Third-Team All-American by the National Association of Basketball Coaches and Associated Press and the 2018 ACC Tournament MVP. 

Jerome was named to the All-ACC Second Team and picked up ACC Player of the Week honors for his showing in Virginia’s last two regular season games. Against Syracuse and Louisville, he averaged 20 points, 10 assists and 3 steals per game. His 14 assists against the Orange were a record-tying number for the program. Overall, this season, Jerome has proved to be an elite point guard, ranking first in the conference in assists with 5.3 per game and second in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio. He’s averaging 13.5 points per game on the season and has had three double-doubles. Jerome is also the team’s leader in steals, recording 48 steals this season.

The Cavaliers will face the winner of the game between No. 8 seed N.C. State and No. 9 seed Clemson Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in the ACC Tournament. 

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