Kyle Guy NBA Draft Status Hides His Clear Value

NCAA Men's Final Four - National Championship - Texas Tech v Virginia
NCAA Men's Final Four - National Championship - Texas Tech v Virginia / Streeter Lecka

Kyle Guy is a shooter.

He's got ice in his veins.

He's proven himself on the biggest stage, shaking off years of shackling anxiety to thrive and hoist a trophy.

And he went...55th overall? Sacramento got a valuable player at a very unglamorous position.

Guy went through several iterations of himself during a storied career at UVA. The man-bunned assassin transformed into a collegiate legend with his heroics in the final minute of Virginia's Final Four contest against Auburn. Down four with under 10 seconds remaining, the only possible way the contest could continue would be a pair of 3's. Guy drilled the first, Auburn missed a free throw, and a touch foul sent him to the line, laying out a task that few collegiate ballers would have the wherewithal to complete.

Three free throws. A Virginia win. A run continues. Not a problem.

Guy's the exact type of complementary player the Kings need at this level of the rebuild; a streaky shooter who can contain his emotions, coldly go off if need be, and otherwise support his more prominent teammates. Guy's a cooler. He can carry the load for a significant stretch, then back off once his rested teammates have gotten their bearings.

It's hard to begrudge anyone for selecting the man behind a championship at Pick 55. This is an absolute win for Sacramento.