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Virginia's DeAndre Hunter to Miss NCAA Tournament After Suffering Wrist Injury

Virginia's DeAndre Hunter to Miss NCAA Tournament After Suffering Wrist Injury

ACC Sixth Man of the Year De'Andre Hunter (Philadelphia, Pa.) has been ruled out for the NCAA Tournament with a broken left wrist, Virginia head coach Tony Bennett announced Tuesday (March 13).

U.Va. announced Tuesday it will be without Hunter, the ACC's Sixth Man of the Year this season, during the upcoming NCAA tournament. He will undergo surgery Monday and be out 10-12 weeks.

Although he did not start any games, Hunter averaged just under 20 minutes and played 20, 20 and 18 minutes in three ACC Tournament games with a bandaged left (non-shooting) hand.

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The loss of Hunter is a crushing blow to a Virginia team in the midst of one of the best seasons in school history. He reached double figures in scoring in 16 games and led U.Va.in scoring in six games.

The most memorable moment of Hunter's season was the dramatic game-winning 3-pointer he banked in at the buzzer to beat Louisville on March 1. Hunter was named ACC Co-Rookie of the Week following his 22-point performance at Miami on February 18. Look for center Jack Salt and forwards Isaiah Wilkins and Mamadi Diakite to absorb most of Hunter's playing time.

Guard Marco Anthony got a chance to shine January 31 in a rare big role off the bench when Johnson was serving the first game of a three-game suspension.