Former 'Hoos officially sign first NBA contracts

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Three weeks after the NBA Draft, three former Wahoos are finally signing their first NBA contracts.

De'Andre Hunter and Ty Jerome were both announced by their respective teams Sunday after the NBA moratorium period was lifted, allowing trades and signings to be made official. Meanwhile, Kyle Guy officially signed a two-way contract with the Sacramento Kings.

Hunter was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks after the Hawks acquired the picks from the New Orleans Pelicans via the Los Angeles Lakers in the Anthony Davis trade. Hunter was officially introduced and joined the Hawks Summer League team in Las Vegas for their game against the Minnesota Timeberwolves in his Summer League debut.


Jerome was also officially introduced as a member of the Phoenix Suns, who acquired Jerome in a trade with the Boston Celtics via the Philadelphia 76ers. Jerome will wear the number 10 for the Suns after wearing number 11 during his Virginia career. The Suns say Jerome will not play in Summer League after not having "adequate opportunities to practice and train with our team," according to Suns General Manager James Jones.


Finally, the Kings announced Kyle Guy was signed to a two-way contract, meaning Guy will split time between the NBA and the G-League next season. Guy was drafted by the Kings in the second round of the NBA Draft and has already played significant minutes in Summer League action. The former UVA guard lead the Kings with a game-high 21 points against China on Saturday night.



 
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