Virginia's De'Andre Hunter will miss NCAA Tournament with broken left wrist

Virginia's De'Andre Hunter will miss NCAA Tournament with broken left wrist

Virginia's De'Andre Hunter will miss NCAA Tournament with broken left wrist

Hunter suffered a broken wrist during ACC Tournament play, and he's scheduled for surgery Monday. Hunter injured the wrist in the ACC Tournament.

Virginia opens the NCAA tournament against the UMBC Retrievers on Friday. Hunter is athletically Virginia's best weapon, and proved to be a critical first man off the bench for Tony Bennett's team. The Cavs beat UNC in Saturday night's ACC championship game. During the season, Hunter averaged 9.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in 33 appearances for the Hoos. Hunter was named ACC Co-Rookie of the Week following his 22-point performance at Miami on February 18. 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.

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Without Hunter, Virginia becomes less versatile on both ends of the floor.

Hunter's departure leaves No. 1 seed Virginia (31-2) with only seven rotation players heading into the NCAA Tournament. Look for center Jack Salt and forwards Isaiah Wilkins and Mamadi Diakite to absorb most of Hunter's playing time.

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