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De’Andre Hunter, Kyle Guy on Wooden Award late season watch list

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Plus Guy a finalist for the Jerry West Award.

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The recognition keeps coming for Virginia basketball’s “Big Three”. Ty Jerome was named a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award for the top point guard in the country, and now teammates De’Andre Hunter and Kyle Guy are getting noticed.

Hunter and Guy are two of the 20 on the Wooden Award late season watchlist, and while players not on this list are still eligible to win the award, being on the list means people are paying attention.

Three other schools — Duke, Tennessee, and Nevada — join Virginia in having two players represented on the list of the top 20 players in the nation. Hunter is averaging a team-high 14.7 points per game and shooting 53% from the field and 43% from three for the season. Guy is right behind Hunter with 14.5 points per game and shooting 44% from three, and he has upped his rebounding skills this season with 4.5 per game.

The award will be presented on April 12 at the ESPN College Basketball Awards.

Here’s the full list:

Nickeil Alexander-Walker (Virginia Tech)
RJ Barrett (Duke)
Ignas Brazdeikis (Michigan)
Jordan Caroline (Nevada)
Jarrett Culver (Texas Tech)
Mike Daum (SD State)
Carsen Edwards (Purdue)
Kyle Guy (Virginia)
Rui Hachimura (Gonzaga)
Ethan Happ (Wisconsin)
Markus Howard (Marquette)
De’Andre Hunter (Virginia)
Dedric Lawson (Kansas)
Caleb Martin (Nevada)
Ja Morant (Murray State)
Shamorie Ponds (St. John’s)
Admiral Schofield (Tennessee)
Grant Williams (Tennessee)
Zion Williamson (Duke)
Cassius Winston (Michigan State)

Kyle Guy was also included on the list of the 10 finalists for the Jerry West Award for the best shooting guard in the country.

Cincinnati’s Jarron Cumberland, Duke’s RJ Barrett, Hofstra’s Justin Wright-Foreman, Mississippi’s Quinndary Weatherspoon, Syracuse’s Tyus Battle, Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver, Villanova’s Phil Booth, Va Tech’s Nickeil Alexander-Walker, and Washington’s Jaylen Nowell join Guy as finalists.

The award will be announced at the same time as the Wooden Award on January 12.