ESPN's Bilas talks 'Hoos in NBA Draft

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Kyle Guy, De'Andre Hunter and Ty Jerome all arrived at Virginia three years ago. Thursday night, the trio could start their professional basketball careers on the same night.

ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas talked about the three former Wahoos during an ESPN sponsored teleconference.

Guy spent Monday working out in Sacramento, his second workout with the Kings during this pre-draft process. Many mock drafts have Guy being drafted late in the second round Thursday, and Bilas thinks that is a likely scenario.

"Kyle can really shoot it," Bilas said. "He’s a really tough competitor. But I’ve got him slated to be drafted late second round."

Guy will maybe most be remembered for knocking down three free throws in the final second of Virginia's national semifinal win over Auburn to push the Wahoos to the NCAA championship game. Guy's shooting was a theme throughout his career at Virginia and Bilas compared him to another standout ACC shooter.

"J.J. Redick and the way he competes," he said, "the way he shoots it, the way he sort of works as a player to improve working off the ball and moving without it. I think he’s going to play in the NBA."

Hunter is widely considered to be a top-10 draft pick this week. Every major mock draft has Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and RJ Barrett being the first three players to hear their names called.

Bilas said if he was running a draft room, Hunter would be the next player selected.

"I would put fourth De’Andre Hunter of Virginia," Bilas said. "Best defender in the draft, good athlete, can step away and knock down a perimeter shot.

Jerome is expected to hear his named called late in the first round of Thursday's NBA Draft.