Three University of Virginia men’s basketball class of 2016 recruits — Kyle Guy, DeAndre Hunter, and Ty Jerome — have received nominations for the 2016 McDonald’s All-American Game. The nominations were released on January 5. When the final selections for the March 30 event will be revealed is unclear.
Guy, a 6’3″ combo guard out of Lawrence Central High School (Indianapolis, IN), is rated a 5-star recruit by ESPN.com and a 4-star by Scout, Rivals, and 247Sports. He is currently averaging over 25 points per game in his senior season, helping the Bears to a 11-2 record.
Hunter, a 6’7″ shooting guard/small forward out of Friends’ Central (Wynnewood, PA), is a consensus 4-star recruit and one of 11 players nominated from the state of Pennsylvania. He is averaging over 23 points per game through 12 games (FCS is 7-5) of his senior season.
The 6’5″ Jerome is also a consensus 4-star recruit. After an excellent start to his senior season, the savvy floor general has missed each of the past three games with hip pain. Jerome suffered an injury to the same hip toward the end of his junior year; however, he was able to return and enjoy a very successful stint on the Nike EYBL circuit.
Jerome informed TheSabre.com that he had a second MRI on the injured hip on January 5, and he hopes to learn more about his injury and recovery time in the coming days.
UVA men’s basketball has had 10 McDonald’s All-Americans in its history, with the most recent being Sylven Landesberg in 2008. Below is a rundown, by year, of the past Cavaliers selected to the prestigious high school event.
– Jeff Lamp – 1977
– Ralph Sampson – 1979
– Tom Sheehey – 1983
– John Crotty – 1987
– Cory Alexander – 1991
– Norman Nolan – 1994
– Curtis Staples – 1994
– Willie Dersch – 1996
– Majestic Mapp – 1999
– Sylven Landesberg – 2008