As Guy posted on Twitter, he plans to hire an agent — like Jerome and Hunter, too. And while he plans to make a serious push for the draft, Guy did leave the door open for a possible return. Hunter is a lock for the draft lottery, and could easily land inside the top 10 picks in this year’s event; Jerome, on the other hand, is a fringy first-round talent, depending on who you ask. (I tend to believe his offensive game is enough to merit top 25-30 prospect status).
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
(An interesting note, too: all three of these guys — Hunter, Jerome and Guy — are a part of the same 2016 recruiting class. It feels like this could be a historical class for the coaching career of Tony Bennett. And let’s not forget, the fourth member of that group, Jay Huff, has stretch 5 NBA potential, too.)
Guy, however, is much further down the prospect ladder; he has until May 29 to withdraw from the draft if he so choses. That said, he’s still a really good player and he offers at least one elite skill: movement shooting.
The 6-foot-2 has played in 106 games during his three seasons at UVA; in that time, he’s collected 1,323 career points (12.5 per game, 55.2 eFG%). In the 2018-19 season, he averaged a career-high 15.4 points per game and shot 42.6 percent on 3-point attempts (8.4 3PA per 40 minutes).
Over his 106 career games, Guy has splashed 254 3-pointers (42.5 3P%). After leading the ACC with 194 off-screen points as a sophomore in 2017-18 (56 eFG%), per Synergy Sports, Guy took his game to another level.
According to Synergy, Guy scored 1.14 points per possession (58.4 eFG%) coming off of screens this season. In total, he finished with 190 off-screen points, which again led the ACC. And he did all of that while Virginia revamped its offense — straying from its vintage mover-blocker approach and going with more continuity ball screen and inside triangle looks.
Guy excels at moving without the basketball. It’s not just that he’s a good shooter, which he obviously is; the junior wing also knows all of the dark arts needed to set defenders up and come flying off screens. He needs only a small window to get that jumper off.
Overall this season, Guy posted a true shooting rate of 61 percent, which is really freaking good. He also ended with an effective shooting clip of 61 percent off half-court catch-and-shoots this season, too, per Synergy.