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VCU sophomore Bones Hyland to sign with agent entering 2021 NBA Draft

VCU’s beloved star guard Bones Hyland has made it official, he intends to move forward with his NBA aspirations, announcing today on Twitter that he would be signing with an agent and entering the 2021 NBA Draft:

Bones led VCU in scoring as a sophomore this past season, averaging 19.5 points per game, at an incredible 44.7% accuracy, shooting 86.2% from the line. His departure was highly anticipated, though many throughout the program were speculating on whether he would sign with an agent or not. His announcement to sign with an agent confirms he will not return to college basketball.

Bones brought with him an incredible energy in his two year run at VCU, even providing a spark to fellow teammates this season while he worked through injuries. He would be the first VCU player since Larry Sanders in 2010 to leave college basketball early for the NBA draft.

Matt has been reporting on VCU sports for the past 12 years. He is also a graduate of VCU (BS in Information Systems, 2004, Executive MS in Informatio...

ShoeSh1ne

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Obviously very happy for the guy and he deserves nothing but success in life.

Now, let me put my selfish VCU fan hat on - I reeeeally wish he'd stay for another year (obviously). Most of us never got to see prime Bones in person, and the country didn't get to see him in the NCAA tournament.

Best of luck Bones.
 

VCU85

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Obviously very happy for the guy and he deserves nothing but success in life.

Now, let me put my selfish VCU fan hat on - I reeeeally wish he'd stay for another year (obviously). Most of us never got to see prime Bones in person, and the country didn't get to see him in the NCAA tournament.

Best of luck
Yep. Go get em Bones.
 

theyaintwantit

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For only the second time in my lifetime (born in ‘92), VCU will have a player leave school early to declare for the NBA draft. That is AWESOME news.

It’s an absolute bummer that I don’t get to watch Bones play in front of our fans anymore, but MR and our staff never stop working and have clearly planned for this. I’m already looking forward to our team next season.
 
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Good for Bones. I hope he gets some good looks during this process and they give him the right information. If they tell him he needs to improve his stock he always has a home here.
 

rammad90

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First and foremost I will be praying that he lands in the First round, We all know Bones is a gamer and should excel against any competition.

Second, I hope his signing with an agent and declaring for the NBA serves as motivation to the guys who will gunning for his minutes.

Third, I hope Vince/Ace step up as the leader and guide our guys to both the NCAA Tournament and a couple wins once we get there.

Go Bones and Go Rams!