UVA Basketball: Guy, Hunter named to AP All-America Team

uva basketballUVA Basketball junior Kyle Guy (Indianapolis, Ind.) and redshirt sophomore De’Andre Hunter (Philadelphia, Pa.) were named to The Associated Press All-America Third Team.

Guy and Hunter also earned NABC All-America honors earlier this season.

Guy leads the team in 3-pointers (114), free throw accuracy (81.8 percent) and scoring (15.2 ppg). He ranks first in the ACC in 3-pointers (3.2), third in 3-point percentage (42.7%), ninth in minutes (35.0) and 12th in scoring (15.2). He has nine 20-point efforts in 2018-19, including a career-high 30 points against Marshall and 29 against NC State in the ACC Tournament. Guy was an NABC All-America third-team selection in 2017-18.

Hunter, the NABC Defensive Player of the Year, spearheads UVA’s top-ranked defense that yields 55.4 points per game. He is averaging career highs in points (14.9) and rebounds (5.0). He ranks fourth in the ACC in field goal percentage (51.8%), seventh in free throw percentage (79.5%) and 13th in scoring (14.9). Hunter earned Battle 4 Atlantis MVP honors and ACC Player of the Week accolades after averaging 19.3 points and 7.7 rebounds in the tournament.

No. 1 seed Virginia will play No. 5 seed Auburn in the 2019 NCAA Tournament Final Four on Saturday, April 6 at 6 p.m. ET at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn.

2018-19 AP All-America Teams

First Team

F: Zion Williamson, freshman, Duke
F: Grant Williams, junior, Tennessee
G: RJ Barrett, freshman, Duke
G: Ja Morant, sophomore, Murray State
G: Cassius Winston, junior, Michigan State

Second Team

F: Rui Hachimura, junior, Gonzaga
F: Jarrett Culver, sophomore, Texas Tech
G: Markus Howard, junior, Marquette
C: Ethan Happ, senior, Wisconsin
G: Carsen Edwards, junior, Purdue

Third Team

F: De’Andre Hunter, junior, Virginia
F: Dedric Lawson, junior, Kansas
C: Brandon Clarke, junior, Gonzaga
F: PJ Washington, sophomore, Kentucky
G: Kyle Guy, junior, Virginia

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