Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter, Ty Jerome declare for NBA draft
Both made the announcements Monday on Instagram, and their decisions were confirmed by Virginia.
Hunter, a 6-7 redshirt sophomore, was the national champions’ second-leading scorer (15.2 points per game). He was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team selection and the league’s defensive player of the year. He shot 52% from the field overall and 43.8% on 3-pointers and is listed in several prognostications as a likely lottery pick.
Jerome , a 6-foot-5 junior, was the starting point guard for Cavaliers, but also played some shooting guard. He led the Cavaliers with 202 assists and was second on the team with 79 3-pointers.
The two teamed up on one the most memorable plays in the national championship: Jerome penetrated the lane against Texas Tech and found Hunter for a 3-pointer that sent the game to overtime.