Saying goodbye twice is not easy.. Charlottesville I just want to say thank you so much. I'll never forget this. One day I will have the words. I am officially keeping my name in the draft. I know it's the right step after much prayer and thought with my family 🙏🏼 #NoParachute pic.twitter.com/GMej9BrxBu— Kyle J Guy (@kylejguy5) April 22, 2019
"Kyle had a remarkable three-year career at the University of Virginia," coach Tony Bennett said in a statement. "He has been a model teammate and student-athlete, and we obviously respect his decision to remain in the draft. I loved coaching him, watching him develop and turn into a terrific young man. We're excited for Kyle and his family, and wish him nothing but the best at the next level."
Guy announced last week he was declaring for the draft, but left the door open to a possible return. He is one of four Virginia players to enter their names into the NBA draft, along with Ty Jerome, De'Andre Hunter and Mamadi Diakite.
The 6-foot-2 Guy earned NCAA tournament Most Outstanding Player honors after leading Virginia to a national championship. After a slow start to the tournament, Guy scored 25 points in the regional final against Purdue, hit three free throws to beat Auburn, then scored 24 points in the title game win over Texas Tech.
Guy averaged 15.4 points and 4.5 rebounds this past season, shooting 42.6 percent from 3-point range.