Kyle Guy

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Kyle Guy
Kyle Guy UVA (cropped).jpg
Guy playing for Virginia
No. 7 – Sacramento Kings
PositionShooting guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1997-08-11) August 11, 1997 (age 21)
Indianapolis, Indiana
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight167 lb (76 kg)
Career information
High schoolLawrence Central
(Indianapolis, Indiana)
CollegeVirginia (2016–2019)
NBA draft2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career2019–present
Career history
2019–presentSacramento Kings
2019–presentStockton Kings
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Kyle Joseph Guy (born August 11, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the Stockton Kings of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Virginia Cavaliers.

Early years[edit]

Guy attended Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was a varsity letter-winner all four years at Lawrence Central.[1] On January 18, 2016, Guy was named a McDonald's All-American.[2] After averaging 23.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists during his senior season, Guy was selected as Indiana's Mr. Basketball.[3] On October 20, 2014, Guy committed to playing college basketball at Virginia, selecting the Cavaliers over offers from schools such as California, Xavier, and Indiana.[1][4]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Kyle Guy
PG/SG
Indianapolis, IN Lawrence Central HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 165 lb (75 kg) October 20, 2014[5] 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars   ESPN grade: 92
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 42   Rivals: 43  247Sports: 37  ESPN: 27
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Virginia 2016 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  • "2016 Virginia Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  • "2016 Player Commits". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved November 22, 2016.

College career[edit]

Guy in February 2017

On November 22, 2016, in his fourth career college game, Kyle Guy led all players with 20 points and five three-pointers against Grambling State.[6] As a freshman, he averaged 7.5 points per game and shot 49.5 percent from the three-point line.[7]

Guy scored a career-high 29 points in a 76–67 win against VCU on November 17, 2017.[8] He had 22 points, including five three-pointers, in a 76–67 victory over Syracuse on January 10, 2018.[9] In the 2018 ACC tournament, Guy led Virginia to a conference tournament championship, where he averaged 16.7 points per game earning him tournament MVP honors.

Prior to the 2018–19 season, Guy was named to the pre-season watchlists for the Jerry West Award, John R. Wooden Award, and for the Naismith College Player of the Year.[10][11][12]

Guy set a new career-high with 30 points against Marshall on December 31, 2018. He recorded his first collegiate double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds on March 30, 2019 against Purdue in the 2019 NCAA Tournament, helping the Cavaliers advance to the program's first Final Four since 1984 in the process.[13] On April 6, 2019, in Virginia's Final Four matchup against Auburn, Guy hit three consecutive free throws with 0.6 seconds left after being fouled on a corner 3 to help the Cavaliers reach their first-ever national championship game.[14] Guy scored 24 points in Virginia's 85–77 overtime win in the championship game, and was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.[15]

Professional career[edit]

Guy was drafted 55th overall in the 2019 NBA draft by the New York Knicks before being traded to Sacramento.[16] The Kings signed him to a two-way contract on July 7, 2019. Under the terms of the deal, he will split time between the Kings and their NBA G League affiliate, the Stockton Kings.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Virginia 34 7 18.6 .439 .495 .714 1.7 1.3 .4 .0 7.5
2017–18 Virginia 34 33 32.4 .415 .392 .824 2.6 1.5 1.0 .0 14.1
2018–19 Virginia 38 38 35.4 .449 .426 .833 4.5 2.1 .7 .1 15.4
Career 106 78 29.1 .433 .425 .806 3.0 1.6 .7 .0 12.5

Personal life[edit]

Guy's parents are Katy and Tim Fitzgerald (mother and stepfather) and Joe and Amy Guy (father and stepmother). He has five siblings: three brothers and two sisters. Guy's great-grandfather was the commissioner for the Indiana High School Athletic Association and was inducted into the Indiana High School Hall of Fame for basketball and football.[1]

Guy is engaged to Alexa Jenkins. The two have been dating since 8th grade.[18] They are set to marry in Hawaii on July 25, 2019.[19][20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Kyle Guy bio". VirginiaSports.com. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  2. ^ Neddenriep, Kyle (January 18, 2016). "Guy, Corsaro and Young named McDonald's All American". IndyStar.com. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  3. ^ Neddenriep, Kyle (April 29, 2016). "Kyle Guy of Lawrence Central wins Mr. Basketball". IndyStar.com. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  4. ^ Wood, Norm (October 20, 2014). "ACC All Access: Highly-recruited guard Kyle Guy commits for Virginia's 2016 men's hoops class". dailypress.com. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  5. ^ Goodman, Drew (October 20, 2014). "COMMITMENT! Virginia Cavaliers Reel in Four-Star Guard Kyle Guy". Streaking the Lawn. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  6. ^ Doughty, Doug (November 22, 2016). "No. 7 Virginia crushes Grambling State". Roanoke Times. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  7. ^ Oakes, Jamie (March 23, 2017). "Kyle Guy addresses rumors about a potential transfer". CBS Sports. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  8. ^ "Kyle Guy Scores Career-High 29 Points; Cavaliers Top VCU 76-67". NBC 29. December 1, 2017. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  9. ^ "Kyle Guy pushes No. 3 Virginia past Syracuse". USA Today. Associated Press. January 10, 2018. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  10. ^ Counts, Ron (October 16, 2018). "Virginia's Kyle Guy named to 2019 Jerry West Award watch list". dailyprogress.com. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  11. ^ "Citizen Naismith Trophy Men's Watch List Released". naismithtrophy.com. November 5, 2018. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  12. ^ "JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD PRESENTED BY WENDY'S ANNOUNCES 2018-19 PRESEASON TOP 50 WATCH LIST". woodenaward.com. November 6, 2018. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  13. ^ Counts, Ron (March 31, 2019). "After pep talk from Kyle Guy, De'Andre Hunter delivers go-ahead shot to send Virginia to Final Four". dailyprogress.com. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  14. ^ Staats, Wayne (April 6, 2019). "Kyle Guy's free throws with 0.6 seconds remaining send Virginia to the title game". ncaa.com. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  15. ^ Patterson, Chip (April 8, 2019). "2019 Final Four All-Tournament Team: Kyle Guy named Most Outstanding Player". CBSSports.com. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  16. ^ "Knicks Acquire Draft Rights to Ignas Brazdeikis". NBA.com. June 20, 2019. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  17. ^ "Kings Sign Kyle Guy to a Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. July 7, 2019. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  18. ^ https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/high-school/2019/04/08/indystar-mr-basketball-kyle-guy-calm-heading-into-national-championship-game/3403859002/
  19. ^ https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/high-school/2019/04/08/indystar-mr-basketball-kyle-guy-calm-heading-into-national-championship-game/3403859002/
  20. ^ Hendricks, Jaclyn (April 9, 2019). "Virginia's Kyle Guy and fiancée celebrate NCAA win ahead of wedding". New York Post. Retrieved April 9, 2019.

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