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Virginia’s Kyle Guy (left) grabs the rebound against Gardner-Webb’s Jose Perez during a first-round game in the NCAA tournament.

Kyle Guy is making a good first impression with the Sacramento Kings.

The former Virginia guard scored 14 points in the Kings’ 99-97 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday afternoon during the final day of the California Classic in Sacramento.

Guy hit four 3-pointers and grabbed four rebounds in 30 minutes of action for the Kings, who finished 1-2 in the California Classic, a four-team round-robin event that included the Kings, Warriors, Heat and Lakers.

Guy started all three California Classic games for Sacramento, averaging 12.3 points per game. The former Cavalier scored in double figures in all three games and hit nine 3-pointers.

Guy will look to build on his early success in Sacramento as the Kings head to Las Vegas for the NBA Summer League. Sacramento opens play on Saturday night at 11 p.m. Eastern against the Chinese national team. The game will be televised by NBATV.

Also playing in the summer league:

Former Cavaliers center Jack Salt will be playing for the Phoenix Suns, who start play at 11:30 p.m. Friday against the Denver Nuggets.

Salt will likely play alongside former Virginia teammate Ty Jerome in the NBA Summer League. Jerome was taken by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 24th overall pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday, but is expected to be traded to the Suns once NBA trades can be finalized on Saturday.

The other Cavs player who was drafted, lottery pick De’Andre Hunter, will likely begin summer league play once he is officially traded from the team who picked him, the L.A. Lakers, to the Atlanta Hawks.

Three former Virginia Tech players are also anticipated to participate in the summer league.

Justin Robinson, who signed with the Washington Wizards as a free agent, will be ready to go when Washington begins play on Saturday.

Nickeil Alexander-Walker, who was picked by Brooklyn but will end up in New Orleans, will likely make his summer league debut after the trade is made official on July 6.

Guard Ahmed Hill, who also was bypassed in the draft Thursday, has landed with Brooklyn’s Las Vegas Summer League team.

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