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ZACK WAJSGRAS/THE DAILY PROGRESS Virginia guard Kyle Guy (5) reacts as time expires to win the National Championship against Texas Tech at U.S. Bank Stadium on Monday.

Though it’s seemed preordained for months that De'Andre Hunter and Ty Jerome were bound for the first round, Kyle Guy’s NBA future has been less certain.

The Cavaliers’ leading scorer from last season is undersized for the NBA, standing at 6-foot-2, and concerns about his strength have kept him lower, or not listed, on mock drafts.

But ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas sees a future in the league for Guy, who he said reminded him of 14-year NBA veteran JJ Redick, though not quite as good. Bilas said he predicts Guy to either be selected late in the second round or signed as an undrafted free agent.

“He can really shoot it and move without the ball,” Bilas said of Guy. “The way he competes, the way he shoots, the way he works to improve as a player, working off the ball. I think he’s going to play in the NBA.”

It’s not the first time a prominent basketball figure has compared Guy to Redick.

“Guy is the closest I’ve seen to JJ in the league,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said in January, in reference to the Blue Devils’ all-time leading scorer.

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