Rankings-wise, UVA’s class of 2016 is the best head coach Tony Bennett has recruited since he arrived in Charlottesville. The group is led by Lawrence Central (Indianapolis, IN) combo guard Kyle Guy, whose list of accolades includes McDonald’s All-American, Mr. Basketball in the state of Indiana in 2016, Adidas All-American, and a 5-star ranking from ESPN.com (Scout, 247Sports and Rivals rank Guy as a 4-star prospect.).
Guy averaged 23.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game as a senior, leading the Bears to a 19-7 record. He made 43-percent of his 146 attempts from 3-point range in 2015/2016, and in April he captured the National High School 3-Point Championship.
Spurning offers from in-state schools Butler, Indiana and Purdue, among others, the 6’2″, 165-pound prospect verbally committed to the University of Virginia in October of 2014. Thinking his recruitment was far from over, Guy headed to Charlottesville for a visit October 17-18. He committed on October 20.
“I definitely was not expecting to commit. But I got the “feeling” everyone talks about, multiple times while I was there,” said Guy.
On October 20 “I took my parents to lunch and told them and then I called [Coach Bennett] and he was just ecstatic,” Guy recalled. “I was happy too. My mom started crying and all that. Coach was a little surprised I think. As was I.”
Guy signed with UVA last November and starts classes on June 13. EDGE subscribers put forth some questions for the soon-to-be Hoo, who answered those (through Twitter DM) and more in this “Q&A” feature.
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