Former Virginia Star Kyle Guy Set To Play For Sacramento In California Classic

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Former University of Virginia star guard Kyle Guy will make his professional debut Monday (July 1) night, when the Sacramento Kings take on the Golden State Warriors as part of the California Classic, a 3-day summer basketball showcase event.

Guy, who earned 2019 Final Four Most Outstanding Player honors while helping UVA to its first ever NCAA men’s basketball championship, will don jersey no. 7 for the Kings, who drafted him with the 55th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. The Kings and Warriors face off at 11 p.m. EST. Sacramento then hosts the Miami Heat on Tuesday, July 2, at 11 p.m. EST before concluding the event on Wednesday, July 3, with a 5 p.m. EST matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers. All three games will be televised live on NBA TV. The Kings are live streaming the Tuesday and Wednesday matchups … Click here for the live stream page.

Per the California Classic’s official web page, “Players from the four teams will include rookies selected in the 2019 NBA Draft, sophomore NBA players, and athletes competing to make NBA and G League rosters.”

While the California Classic and Salt Lake City Summer League events take place July 1-3, the scene shifts to Las Vegas on July 5 for the start of the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League.

Salt, Hunter and Jerome To Play In Las Vegas

In addition to Guy, three other members of Virginia’s 2018-19 championship team are expected to play in the 2019 NBA Summer League. They are De’Andre Hunter, Ty Jerome and Jack Salt. However, 2019 NBA Draft first-round picks Hunter and Jerome will have to wait at least until Saturday, July 6 before they can participate because they are part of trade deals that can only be officially completed beginning on the first day of the new league year, which happens to be July 6. It appears those trades will be made official on Saturday, meaning we could see Hunter (Atlanta Hawks) and Jerome (Phoenix Suns) suit up for their respective teams on that day.

Salt reportedly will also play for the Phoenix Suns, who first take the court on Friday, July 5. Check out the complete Suns schedule (includes opponent, date, time and where you can watch) below:

– Denver vs. Phoenix, Friday, July 5, 11:30 p.m. EST (ESPN)
– Phoenix vs. New York, Sunday, July 7, 9:30 p.m. EST (ESPN)
– Memphis vs. Phoenix, Tuesday, July 9, 7:30 p.m. EST (NBA TV)
– Phoenix vs. San Antonio, Wednesday, July 10, 9 p.m. EST (NBA TV)

Atlanta’s schedule is as follows:

– Milwaukee vs. Atlanta, Saturday, July 6, 5 p.m. EST (NBA TV)
– Atlanta vs. Minnesota, Sunday, July 7, 5:30 p.m. EST (ESPN2)
– Atlanta vs. Indiana, Tuesday, July 9, 5:30 p.m. EST (NBA TV)
– Washington vs. Atlanta, Thursday, July 11, 6:30 p.m. EST (ESPN2)

Sacramento’s schedule after the California Classic is as follows:

– China vs. Sacramento, Saturday, July 6, 11 p.m. EST (NBA TV)
– Dallas vs. Sacramento, Monday, July 8, 3:30 p.m. EST (NBA TV)
– Houston vs. Sacramento, Tuesday, July 9, 10:00 p.m. EST (ESPN2)
– LA Clippers vs. Sacramento, Thursday, July 11, 10 p.m. EST (NBA TV)

More Hoos In The 2019 NBA Summer League

The New Orleans Pelicans tweeted their Summer League roster. It is subject to change, but as of July 1 the roster includes former Virginia point guard London Perrantes. The Pelicans’ schedule is as follows:

– New Orleans vs. New York, Friday, July 5, 9:30 p.m. EST (ESPN)
– Washington vs. New Orleans, Saturday, July 6, 10 p.m. EST (NBA TV)
– Chicago vs. New Orleans, Monday, July 8, 9:30 p.m. EST (NBA TV)
– New Orleans vs. Cleveland, Wednesday, July 10, 7:30 p.m. EST (ESPN2)

Devon Hall has been announced as a member of Oklahoma City’s team. The Thunder selected the 6’5″ guard in the second round of the 2018 Draft.

– Utah vs. Oklahoma City, Saturday, July 6, 3:00 p.m. EST (NBA TV)
– Philadelphia vs. Oklahoma City, Monday, July 8, 3 p.m. EST (ESPNU)
– Oklahoma City vs. Croatia, Tuesday, July 9, 3:30 p.m. EST (NBA TV)
– Oklahoma City vs. Portland, Thursday, July 11, 8:00 p.m. EST (NBA TV)

“Postseason” Summer League Play Begins Friday, July 12, so you may be able to catch the former Hoos in action there as well. Here is the schedule:

– Friday, July 12 – Consolation. The 4, 6, 8 and 10 p.m. EST contests televised live on NBA TV. The 4:30, 6:30, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. EST contests will be televised on ESPNU.

– Saturday, July 13 – More Consolation games taking place at 4, 6, 8 and 10 p.m. EST. NBA TV will televise. Quarterfinal tournament games at 4:30 (ESPN), 6:30 (ESPN), 8:30 (ESPN) and 10:30 p.m. EST (ESPN2).

– Sunday, July 14 – Semifinals at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. EST (ESPN2)

– Monday, July 15 – Championship, 9 p.m. EST (ESPN2)

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