Mamadi Diakite, the Cavs forward from Guinea who played the hero role in Virginia's Elite Eight win over Purdue, declared for the draft, joining teammates De'Andre Hunter, Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy.
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Virginia guard Kyle Guy was named the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player as the Cavaliers won their first national championship.
- Diakite becomes fourth from UVA to pursue NBA
- Virginia's Guy declares for NBA draft
- Virginia's Hunter, Jerome opting for NBA draft
- Virginia fans turn out to celebrate NCAA title
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Kyle Guy announces he will declare for the NBA draft. He is not ranked in the ESPN Top 100 and left open the option to return to school. "I am diving in to this with two feet to achieve my dream but I will leave the option of coming back to school open," Guy said.
Hunter is likely to be a lottery pick. The 6-foot-7 redshirt sophomore is ranked as the No. 5 overall player by ESPN and the No. 2 power forward behind only Duke's Zion Williamson. Jerome is ranked No. 29 overall and the No. 8 shooting guard.
This Just In
Virginia star Ty Jerome, a key contributor in his team's run to this season's national championship, will hire an agent and enter the NBA draft, according to his Instagram page.
Virginia fans filled one side of the school's football stadium Saturday to pay tribute to the men's basketball team, which won its first national championship on Monday.
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The star sophomore scored 22 of his career-high 27 in the second half and OT, including a clutch 3-pointer that tied the title game at the end of regulation.
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