Earning his 1st Rising Stars selection for the U.S. Team… De'Andre Hunter of the @ATLHawks! @DreHunter was drafted as the 4th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft out of Virginia. pic.twitter.com/Y7R1kanfor
— #NBAAllStar (@NBAAllStar) March 3, 2021
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Thursday, March 4, 2021
Two pieces today on our Hoos in the Pros, specifically pro basketball. First up, congratulations to De’Andre Hunter who has been named to the USA roster for the NBA’s Rising Stars game, taking place All-Star Weekend. You can see the elite company he will be keeping in the graphic below.
The G League is meant to help players prepare themselves for the NBA. Former UVa stars Ty Jerome and Mamadi Diakite made good use of their time in the league's Orlando bubble. Both are now on NBA rosters. https://t.co/sTp8LJATJU
— Bennett Conlin (@BennettConlin) March 3, 2021
The Daily Progress’ Bennett Conlin has this story about some other former Hoos using their time in the NBA G-League to prepare for their time at the next level.