For the first time in eight years and the 11th time in school history, the University of Virginia men’s basketball program has a McDonald’s All-American.
Kyle Guy, a 6’3″ combo guard out of Lawrence Central (Indianapolis, IN), learned Sunday evening that he has been selected to the 2016 McDonald’s All-American Game, which takes place on March 30 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Via Twitter direct message, Guy told TheSabre.com that the invitation has “been a dream since I was kid. To achieve it means the world to me. God is great!!!”
Sunday evening, he tweeted the following…
— King Wavy (@Kyle_Guy24) January 18, 2016
Guy, an ESPN.com 5-star recruit, is averaging 24.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game through 14 games of his senior season (stats per MaxPreps.com). He has helped Lawrence Central to a 12-4 so far this season… the four losses were by a total of 11 points, including three losses by a total of five points.
Prior to his senior season, Guy flourished on the Adidas AAU circuit last spring and summer and ultimately was named an Adidas All-American. He is part of a touted 4-recruit Virginia class that is ranked no. 5 in the nation by 247Sports, no. 8 in the nation by ESPN, and no. 11 in the nation by Scout.com. Fellow Cavalier class of 2016 recruits DeAndre Hunter (SG/SF, Friends’ Central HS in Wynnewood, PA) and Ty Jerome (PG, Iona Prep in New Rochelle, N.Y.) earned McDonald’s All-American nominations but were not selected. Jay Huff, a 6’11” forward/center out of Voyager Academy (Durham, N.C.) rounds out the class.
UVA men’s basketball now has 11 McDonald’s All-Americans in its history. Below is a rundown, by year, of the Cavaliers that have been selected.
– 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
– Kyle Guy – 2016