BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Kyle Guy gambled on himself by keeping his name in this year's NBA Draft. That gamble paid off when the New York Knicks took the Virginia guard in the second round on Thursday night.
The Knicks took Guy at No. 55 overall Thursday night, making the Most Outstanding Player of this year's Final Four the third member of UVA's NCAA championship team to be drafted. It's the first time in the two-round era of the NBA Draft that UVA has had three players selected. Virginia last had three players picked in 1987.
Guy was selected by the Knicks on behalf of the Sacremento Kings, who acquired the No. 55 pick as part of a trade between the two teams.
Guy averaged 12.5 points and shot 42.5 percent from beyond the 3-point line in his three-year UVA career. As a junior, Guy averaged a team-high 15.4 points and shot 42.6 percent from behind the line, earning third-team All-American and first-team All-ACC honors.
Against Auburn in the Final Four, Guy's three free throws after getting fouled on a 3-point attempt with a fraction of a second remaining gave UVA a 63-62 win. Two days later, Guy scored 24 points in the Cavalier's overtime victory against Texas Tech in the NCAA title game.
Two of Guy's former UVA teammates who also left school early for the NBA Draft -- fellow guards De'Andre Hunter and Ty Jerome -- made program history on Thursday night, as the first UVA teammates to be picked in the first round of the same draft. Hunter was the No. 4 overall pick, while Jerome went at No. 24 overall.