Kyle Guy is making a good first impression with the Sacramento Kings.
The former Virginia guard scored 14 points the Kings’ 99-97 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday afternoon during the final day of the California Classic in Sacramento.
Guy hit four 3-pointers and grabbed four rebounds in 30 minutes of action for the Kings, who finished 1-2 in the California Classic, a four-team round-robin event that included the Kings, Warriors, Heat and Lakers.
Guy started all three California Classic games for Sacramento, averaging 12.3 points per game. The former Cavalier scored in double figures in all three games and hit nine 3-pointers.
Guy will look to build on his early success in Sacramento as the Kings head to Las Vegas for the NBA Summer League. Sacramento opens play on Saturday night at 11 p.m. Eastern against the Chinese national team. The game will be televised by NBATV.
Virginia to host JMU
The Virginia men’s basketball team will host in-state foe James Madison in a nonconference tilt this upcoming season. The Dukes, who announced their nonconference matchups for the season on Wednesday, will travel to John Paul Jones Arena on Sunday, Nov. 10. The Dukes, who are coached by Louis Rowe, went 14-19 last year.
The game will likely be the home opener for the Cavaliers, who open the season on Wednesday, Nov. 6 with an ACC road game at Syracuse. It will be the first of 20 conference games for the defending national champions during the 2019-20 season.
Virginia’s other known nonconference games are against Columbia (Nov. 16) and Vermont (Nov. 19). The Cavaliers also will take on Massachusetts on Nov. 23 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament. UVa will take on either St. John’s or Arizona State in the tournament on Nov. 24.
Virginia is expected to release its full 2019-20 schedule later this summer.
Cavaliers fall in FIBA play
Virginia basketball players Kody Stattmann and Francisco Caffaro both lost in the Round of 16 at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup in Greece.
Stattmann scored nine points and pulled down four rebounds for Australia in its 91-74 loss to Lithuania, while Caffaro had four points, 15 rebounds, one steal and one block in Argentina’s 77-57 loss to Puerto Rico.
In four World Cup games, Stattmann, a rising sophomore at Virginia, averaged 11.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.3 blocks for Australia. Stattman’s best performance came in the tournament opener, when he scored 21 points and blocked four shots against Canada.
Caffaro nearly averaged a double-double for Argentina during its four World Cup games.
The rising redshirt freshman contributed 9.0 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game for Argentina, including a 17-point, five-rebound performance against Russia in the tourney opener.
Both teams will play in consolation games on Friday. Australia will face the Phillipines, while Argentina will take on New Zealand.