DRAFT TRADE:Traded to Sacramento Kings
About Kyle Guy
Kyle Guy is a tremendous jump shooter coming off a clutch performance in Virginia’s National Championship victory and an efficient college career overall. Widely regarded as a top-40 prospect in the high school class of 2016 out of Lawrence Central High School, Guy capped his high school career with McDonald’s All-American honors before emerging as a valuable contributor off the bench as a freshman under Tony Bennett. Coming on strong as a sophomore, the Indianapolis native played a key role in each of Virginia’s last two NCAA Tournament appearances. Averaging 15.4 points and 4.5 rebounds per game as a junior, Guy captured All-ACC 1st Team honors and several All-American nods for his efforts.
- Lacks great size for a wing measured at 6’2.25 in shoes at the 2019 NBA Combine to go along with a narrow 168-pound frame and a 6’4.5 wingspan. Makes a far bigger impact with his shot making ability than his physical tools.
- Dynamic jump shooter coming out of a structured system that lent itself well to his ability to rise and fire on the move. Did much of his damage in spot up and off screen situations each of the last three years but also evolved as a decision-maker blending in nicely alongside Virginia’s other 2019 draft picks.
- Came a long way defensively over the course of his college career. Lacks a degree of physicality, but has great fundamentals and plays with energy. Showed some improvement as a rebounder as a junior chipping in more eagerly on the glass than he did early in his career.
- Allowed 0.756 points per Isolation possession [53rd percentile] displaying good intensity.