CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (WWBT)
ACC Sixth Man of the Year De’Andre Hunter will miss the NCAA Tournament with a broken left wrist, Virginia head coach Tony Bennett announced on Tuesday.
Hunter suffered the injury during the ACC Tournament. He will have surgery on March 19 and is expected to make a full recovery. He will be sidelined for 10 to 12 weeks.
Hunter averaged 9.2 points and 3.5 rebounds in 33 games for the top-ranked Cavaliers. He reached double figures in 16 games and was Virginia’s leading scorer in six contests. Hunter was named ACC Co-Rookie of the Week following his 22-point performance at Miami on February 18. He banked in a dramatic game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer at Louisville on March 1. Hunter was also named to the All-ACC Freshman Team.
No. 1 overall seed Virginia (31-2) plays No. 16 seed UMBC (24-10) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday in Charlotte, NC. Tipoff at Spectrum Center is set for approximately 9:20pm. The game will be televised on TNT.