The number one seed in Kentucky’s bracket will be without a key player. Virginia just announced that freshman guard De’Andre Hunter’s broken left wrist will keep him out of the NCAA Tournament. Hunter, recently named the ACC Sixth Man of the Year, suffered the injury during the ACC Tournament.
Hunter averaged 9.2 points and 4.5 rebounds, but really broke out as the season went on, becoming one of Virginia’s most reliable scoring threats. Virginia’s top pro prospect, his athleticism made him a mismatch for most teams. You probably remember him best for his game-winning three vs. Louisville on March 1.
Virginia’s DeAndre Hunter banks in a 3-pointer, as the clock expires, giving UVA an improbable comback victory over Louisville 67-66. The Cavaliers erased a 4-point deficit with 0.9 seconds remaining on the clock to steal the win from the Cardinals. pic.twitter.com/xfGOzDeG25
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This is brutal news for Virginia, and although we wish Hunter a full recovery, it goes without saying that Kentucky’s chances of making the Final Four suddenly look a little brighter…IF they can get past Davidson and Arizona, of course.