WYNNEWOOD, Pa. (CBS) – The University of Virginia authored one of the greatest see-saw journeys in basketball history on Monday night. More than 12 months ago, the Cavaliers became the first one seed to lose to a 16-seed. Now, they’re national champions.

The Cavs won it all thanks to a Philadelphia kid.

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De’Andre Hunter drilled a three-pointer against Texas Tech with 13 seconds left to force overtime. In the extra frame, the 6-foot-7 sophomore did it again.

Hunter scored a career-high 27 points on college basketball’s largest stage.

Philadelphia Native De’Andre Hunter’s Game-High 27 Helps Virginia Win National Championship

A couple of years ago, Hunter was a finalist for the Pennsylvania High School Player of the Year award at Friends Central High School.

“We had a long, embraceful hug that said what words can’t describe,” said Aaron Hunter, De’Andre Hunter’s brother.

Aaron Hunter was courtside Monday to see his brother play the game of his life.

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Last year, De’Andre Hunter was forced to watch the Cavs lose to a 16-seed because of injury. But not this time.

“It was pretty emotional. I’m not a crier, I’m not a person who shows a whole of emotion, but I did yesterday,” Aaron Hunter said.

Michael Cook is a former coach at Friends Central High School, which one day will retire De’Andre’s prep jersey.

“Eight seconds left and he just started breaking down crying, right? I felt it, I’m sure everyone here in the Friends Central community felt it,” Cook said. “You’re just really happy for a guy like that.”

A kid that no one could dislike, Aaron Hunter said, who has a message for his younger brother.

“This is not it, you have other goals that you want to reach, you want to get to,” he said.

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One of those goals, of course, is reaching the NBA. There’s no word just yet if De’Andre Hunter plans on entering June’s NBA draft.