Kyle Guy will join the Sacramento Kings after being selected by the New York Knicks with the 55th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft Thursday night. Guy is one of three former Virginia basketball players to be selected in the 2019 NBA Draft, joining Ty Jerome and De’Andre Hunter.
Guy becomes just the eighth Cavalier to be drafted in the Coach Tony Bennett era and the fifth selected in the second round.
The Indianapolis native played a significant role in Virginia’s championship run this past season as the Cavaliers’ leading scorer. During the 2018-19 campaign, Guy averaged a career-high 15.4 points per game while 44.9 percent from the field and 42.6 percent from beyond the arc.
Guy’s prolific shooting ability earned him a number of honors throughout his Virginia career. He was an All-ACC first-team selection twice and the 2019 NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player.
Guy stepped up in big moments for the Cavaliers this year including his combined 39 points in the semifinal and championship game of the 2019 NCAA Tournament to power Virginia to the program’s first national title.
The Kings will hope to take advantage of Guy’s long-range shooting and explosive scoring at the NBA level.
Correction: This article's byline previously referred to the Sacramento Kings as the Sacramento Suns, and has since been updated.