Virginia completed a 20-1 run against Atlantic Coast Conference teams by winning the league tournament, helping the Cavs secure the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament field unveiled Sunday night.
Hunter will undergo surgery next Monday and have a near-three-month recovery. "Can they win some games? Yes".
Virginia's De'Andre Hunter (12) dunks the ball in front of Louisville's Quentin Snider (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinal round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament Thursday, March 8, 2018, in NY.
Hunter, who was also on the All-ACC Freshman Team, averaged 9.2 points and 3.5 rebounds for the Cavaliers. He reached double figures in 16 games and was Virginia's leading scorer in six contests. His scoring high was 23 points in his fourth game, a 73-53 victory over Monmouth on November 19.
On March 1 at Louisville, Hunter's game-winning 3-pointer that banked off the glass from almost 30 feet away from the basket at the buzzer propelled U.Va.to a 67-66 victory.
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U.Va was a No. 2 seed in the '15 tournament, and a No. 5 seed in last season's tournament, and lost in the second round in both seasons.
Wilkins set the tone for Virginia's top-ranked defense and was named ACC Defensive player of the year.
Hunter was named ACC Co-Rookie of the Week following his 22-point performance at Miami on February 18.
According to Synergy Sports, De'Andre Hunter shot 60 percent on isolation attempts this season; he also scored 1.27 points per possession on non-post-up attempts at the basket.