UVA Basketball Notes: Kyle Guy Scores 21; De’Andre Hunter, Ty Jerome Trades Completed

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Kyle Guy rises up for a 3-point attempt in Sacramento’s NBA Summer League matchup with China. ~ Photo courtesy of the Sacramento Kings

Former Virginia star Kyle Guy continues to show well for the Sacramento Kings. On Saturday (July 6), the 2019 NBA Draft no. 55 overall pick poured in 21 points (6-11 shooting, 2-6 from 3, 7-7 free throws), dished out five assists, and added two rebounds, two turnovers and one steal as the Kings defeated China, 94-77, in 2019 NBA Summer League action in Las Vegas.

Saturday’s victory over China was Sacramento’s first Las Vegas Summer League game, but prior to Vegas the Kings hosted the California Classic, finishing with a 1-2 record at the event. The former Virginia star guard played well in Sacramento, averaging 12.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists in three games. Guy averaged 33.3 minutes per game at the California Classic and saw 30 minutes of action against China.

Hunter, Jerome Trades Made Official

The Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns have officially completed trades for former Virginia standouts De’Andre Hunter and Ty Jerome.

Per this official release from the Atlanta Hawks …

The Atlanta Hawks have acquired the draft rights to forward De’Andre Hunter, the fourth overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, forward Solomon Hill, a conditional 2023 second-round pick and the draft rights to guard Jordan Bone, the 57th overall selection, from the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for the draft rights to center Jaxson Hayes, the eighth overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker, the 17th overall pick, guard Marcos Louzada Silva, the 35th overall selection and a conditional 2020 first-round pick, it was announced today.

“We are thrilled to add De’Andre to our young core. As one of the top two-way players in college basketball last season, he brings a variety of skills that will translate well on the next level,” said Hawks General Manager and Head of Basketball Operations Travis Schlenk. “He is also a high-character individual and a winner, and we feel he will be a great fit with our group.”

Virginia’s highest draft pick since Ralph Sampson, Hunter is now eligible to join the Hawks in 2019 NBA Summer League action. As of this writing, though, the 6’7” guard/forward is not on Atlanta’s roster. The Hawks face Minnesota on Sunday, July 7, at 5:30 p.m. EST (ESPN2 will televise) before taking on Indiana next Tuesday (5:30 p.m. EST, NBA TV) and Washington next Thursday (6:30 p.m. EST, ESPN2).

Meanwhile, former UVA point guard and fellow 2019 NBA Draft first round draft pick (No. 24 overall) Ty Jerome is officially a Phoenix Sun.

Unfortunately, Virginia fans eager to see Jerome in action with the Suns will have to wait.

“Cam and Ty will immediately integrate into the Suns offseason development program with their teammates. After careful consideration, they will not participate in the Summer League games. They have not had the adequate opportunities to practice and train with our team. We are excited to have them with us and look forward to seeing them play this upcoming season,” said Suns General Manager James Jones in this press release announcing the signing of Jerome.

Results: NBA Summer League Play on Saturday, July 6 (Former UVA Players)

Guy had a strong showing on Saturday, but how about other former Hoos?

London Perrantes, Point Guard, New Orleans Pelicans

Perrantes had 6 points (1-6 field goals, 0-1 from 3, 4-4 free throws), 7 assists, 4 steals and 3 turnovers in 32 minutes of action as New Orleans dropped an 84-79 decision to Washington.

On Friday night, Perrantes totaled 4 points (1-5 field goals, 0-2 from 3, 2-2 free throws), 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block and 1 turnover in the Pelicans’ earthquake-shortened 80-74 win over the Knicks.

Devon Hall, Guard, Oklahoma City Thunder

Hall, who was selected by the Thunder in the second round of the 2018 NBA Draft, played in 23 minutes and totaled 2 points (0-4 field goals, 0-3 from 3, 2-2 free throws), 3 rebounds, 3 turnovers and 1 steal in a 78-66 loss to Utah.

Remaining NBA Summer League Schedule For Former Virginia Players

ATLANTA HAWKS (Hunter)
– 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)

PHOENIX SUNS (Center Jack Salt)
– 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)

NEW ORLEANS PELICANS (Perrantes)
– 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)

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER (Hall)
– 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)

SACRAMENTO KINGS (Guy)
– 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)

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