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Virginia Junior Kyle Guy Keeps Name in NBA Draft After National Championship

Kyle Guy scored at least 24 in two of Virginia's final three games and hit the game-winning free throws in the other contest.

Virginia junior guard Kyle Guy announced he is "keeping his name in the NBA draft" on Monday prior to the 11:59 p.m. deadline for early entrants into the draft.

"Saying goodbye twice is not easy... Charlottesville I just want to say thank you so much. I’ll never forget this," Guy wrote on Twitter. "One day I will have the words. I am officially keeping my name in the draft. I know it’s the right step after much prayer and thought with my family."

Guy announced he is declaring for the NBA draft on April 16. He was named Final Four Most Outstanding Player after scoring 24 in the national championship game against Texas Tech

Guy averaged 15.4 points while shooting 42.6% from three and snagging 4.5 rebounds a game this past season for the Cavaliers. In the NCAA tournament, he went for 25 points in an epic Elite Eight contest against Purdue, then sunk the game-winning free throws with less than a second left to knock off Auburn in the Final Four.

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Guy has gotten regular minutes in Tony Bennett's rotation since his freshman year. During his three seasons, he shot 42.5% from three while taking 5.6 attempts from deep per game.

Guy does not appear on Sports Illustrated's Jeremy Woo's latest Mock Draft or Big Board