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

Florence Fletcher
March 14, 2018

The university announced freshman forward DeAndre Hunter will miss the NCAA Tournament, having suffered a broken wrist in the ACC Tournament.

The school made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon. He is expected to make a full recovery and be out for 10 to 12 weeks.

Hunter (wrist) will be unavailable for the entire NCAA Tournament.

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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.

No. 1 overall seed Virginia (31-2) plays No. 16 seed UMBC (24-10) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 16 in Charlotte, N.C. Tipoff at Spectrum Center is set for approximately 9:20 p.m. He reached double figures in scoring in 16 games and led U.Va.in scoring in six games.

He scored his season-high 23 points November 19 in U.Va.'s 73-53 win against Monmouth. The 6-foot-7 redshirt freshman averaged 12.3 points per game since January 3, scoring both from the low block and from behind the arc. On Feb. 13, he had 22 points, including a four-point play and 13 points during a key second-half run, in U.Va.'s 59-50 win at Miami.

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