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ZACK WAJSGRAS/THE DAILY PROGRESS Virginia guard De'Andre Hunter (12) drives past Texas Tech's Norense Odiase (32) in the second half during the National Championship at U.S. Bank Stadium on Monday.

The Atlanta Hawks have traded up the No. 4 pick in tonight's NBA Draft and plan to take former Virginia guard De'Andre Hunter, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Hawks traded three picks in this year's draft (No. 8, No. 17 and No. 35) to the New Orleans Pelicans, who are sending Solomon Hill, the No. 57 pick and a future second round pick to Atlanta, according to Wojnarowski.

If selected by the Hawks, Hunter would join a young team that has several budding stars in guard Trae Young, who averaged 19.1 ppg and 8.1 assists last season, and forward John Collins, who averaged 19.5 points and 9.8 rebounds a game.

Hunter also would become teammates with former Virginia star Justin Anderson, who will be entering his second season with the Hawks.

John Shifflett is The Daily Progress sports editor. You can contact him at (434) 978-7250,, or @John_Shifflett.

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