NEW YORK, N.Y.
Former Virginia standout Sean Singletary was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the second round of the 2008 National Basketball Association (NBA) draft on Thursday (June 26). Singletary was the 12th pick in the second round of the draft and was the 42nd player selected overall.
Singletary is the first Virginia player selected in the NBA draft since Roger Mason, Jr., was selected in 2002. Mason was a second round selection (31st overall pick) by the Chicago Bulls.
Singletary, a 6-0 guard from Philadelphia, Pa., averaged 19.8 points, 6.1 assists and 3.8 rebounds a game during the 2007-08 season. He scored a career-high 41 points at Miami on March 1 and averaged 21.5 points a game in Atlantic Coast Conference games during the regular season. He was twice named ACC Player of the Week during the 2007-08 season.
Singletary earned first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors for the third consecutive season in 2008. He joins Ralph Sampson (1981-83) and Bryant Stith (1990-92) as the only Virginia players to be named first-team All-ACC three times. Singletary was a third-team All-America selection by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and CollegeHoops.net, a member of the 16-member collegeinsider.com All-America team and an honorable mention All-America selection by The Associated Press in 2007, and earned honorable mention All-America honors from The Associated Press and from CollegeHoops.net last season. He was also an NABC first-team All-District 5 selection for the second consecutive year and a United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District III selection for the third consecutive year in 2008.
A three-time team co-captain, Singletary is in the top 10 in Virginia men’s basketball history in numerous career categories. He ranks second in steals (200), third in assists (587), third in three-point field goals made (222), fourth in free throws made (573), fifth in scoring (2,079 points) and ninth in field goals made (642).
Singletary is the only player in ACC history with 2,000 career points, 500 career assists, 400 career rebounds and 200 career steals. He established a school record by scoring in double figures in the last 55 games of his career.