It is still over a year until Kyle Guy reports to Grounds, but there is a palpable buzz of excitement around the 2016 commit from Indianapolis. Guy, up to No. 45 on the ESPN 100, is one of Virginia's two four star recruits on ESPN's list (along with No. 66 Ty Jerome). This summer, Guy has stood out several times on the hardwood, garnering attention from several outlets.
In the Adidas Uprising event in Indianapolis, RecruitingNation's Reggie Rankin had plenty of praise for Guy.
"Guy is a skilled, hard-nosed competitor. He can handle the ball and finish through contact very well for his size. He has a deadly jumper off the catch or rhythm dribble with deep range and a quick, confident trigger. He attacks defenders at every opportunity. Guy simply comes at opponents the entire game, and it is a treat to watch."
The summer of Guy continued on Kyle's future home court as the NBA Top 100 Camp came to our very own John Paul Jones Arena. After three days of impressing onlookers in Charlottesville, Guy was named to the NBA Top 100 All-Star team. Rankin was also in attendance for the camp, adding to his assessment of Guy's skills.
"Guy is a high-energy shooting guard that plays with swag. He is a knockdown shooter with deep range and loves the corner jumpers and can get to the rim."
Check out this video of Guy's highlights from the NBA Top 100 camp, starting with an impressive dunk.
(Ty Jerome also played very well at the NBA Top 100 Camp, and the duo had great chemistry on the court. That bodes well for the backcourt of the future.)
Guy really got rolling at the Adidas All-American Camp, averaging 19.8 points per game over five games in New York. He shot a ridiculous 38 of 64 (59.4%) over the course of the camp, including 14 points in a game in historic Rucker Park. Two of those points he earned like this:
Twitter appreciated his ups.
@Kyle_Guy24 windmill dunk had me like. pic.twitter.com/ZVAnT8kGc7— Athletes Post (@instafamousboys) July 19, 2015
That windmill @Kyle_Guy24— Nick Coleman™ (@nickcoleman25) July 19, 2015
That windmill @Kyle_Guy24 did— ⚡️ JalanHorne ⚡️ (@KoolAsHorne) July 19, 2015
Damn!!! @Kyle_Guy24 that dunk— Tb (@tylerakatb) July 19, 2015
Scout named Guy one of their top performers for the second July evaluation period.
"Surrounded by other blue-chip prospects, the slender guard produced a consistent, highly impressive week. He’s slender but plays with an aggression that defies his body type, and he led his camp team both in scoring and field goal percentage — a highly atypical efficiency for a backcourt player."
According to ESPN's info page for him, Guy's weaknesses include his physicality, saying he needs to bulk up to avoid being pushed around driving to the basket. That's certainly a weakness that Wahoo fans have to be ok with as there's no better strength and conditioning coach than Virginia's Mike Curtis.
Guy may not show up to UVA for another year, but there's no doubt he is a Wahoo already. He frequently tweets and retweets Virginia-related information, including in support of Malcolm Brogdon making the Pan-Am Games team, Morgan Brian and Becky Sauerbrunn's World Cup success, and wishing Justin Anderson well in the draft. Best of all, though, was his shout out for the baseball team following their College World Series win.
Virginia is greatest college on earth Baseball NATIONAL CHAMPS #WAHOOWA Charlottesville is becoming a Banner town pic.twitter.com/xrdnf7FPli— Kyle Guy (@Kyle_Guy24) June 25, 2015
Kyle Guy will continue on the summer circuit before starting his senior year at Lawrence Central High School. Keep an eye out for this future 'Hoo.