2019 NBA Draft Profile: Kyle Guy, G, Virginia

Kyle Guy
Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports


Guard, 6-3
University of Virginia


With nothing left to accomplish in his Virginia career after helping the Cavaliers win their first national championship, Guy opted to forego his senior year and, as he put it, jump into the NBA with both feet. At least there he doesn’t have to worry about the NCAA micromanaging his wedding registry. He can just concern himself with refining his game to the point where he can stick on a roster.
There’s plenty to suggest that Guy will make his game translate to the pros. After averaging 7.5 points as a freshman in just under 19 minutes a game, Guy hit for 14.1 ppg as a sophomore, then upped that to 15.4 last year. Bear in mind those numbers were compiled in coach Tony Bennett’s system, which isn’t known for a breathtaking tempo, and one can see the possibilities for Guy at the next level.
Guy played mostly point guard in scrimmages at the NBA Draft Combine and received several nods of approval from onlookers while making plays for others and showing off a polished mid-range game.


Guy’s shooting percentages weren’t great his last two years at Virginia, but he made better than 40 percent from the arc in that time. That measures out to an effective shooting percentage of more than 60 percent from distance. That’s an equation any basketball man (and woman) with any kind of math sense will gleefully accept.
The 6-2, 175-pound Guy rebounds reasonably well for a player of his build, averaging 4.5 boards as a junior. Guy also makes free throws (83.3 percent last year) and rarely turns the ball over, committing just over one every 35 minutes. In the right spot, with a team that can accentuate his positives and not ask him to guard too many high-end athletes, he could help an NBA team off the bench.
Projection: Second Round/Free Agent
–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)

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