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Virginia Cavaliers freshman guard De’Andre Hunter will be out for the 2018 NCAA tournament after suffering a broken wrist in the ACC tournament, the school announced Tuesday.
Hunter appeared in all 33 games for Virginia this season, averaging 9.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists en route to winning the ACC’s Sixth Man of the Year award.
Many analysts commented on how Hunter’s absence will affect Virginia in its pursuit of a Final Four trip:
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Big part of the reason I like Virginia as a national champion contender was the ability to create matchup problems for other teams with Hunter.
Tough loss here. Still have a chance to get to the Final Four, though. https://t.co/O8YIHgJMFI
Kerry Miller @kerrancejames
Will say this, though: When Oregon lost Chris Boucher right before the tournament, ever