June 26, 2008
Sean Singletary was taken with the 42nd overall pick in NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings. He will take his skills out west to Sacramento, and look to earn his spot on the roster.
Singletary had his best year during his senior season, averaging 19.8 points per game, and earning his third consecutive All ACC First Team honor. The former Cavalier worked out in Sacramento, obviously impressing the front office and coaches.
He will join Sacramento's other draft picks, as they will all look to make the team. The Kings selected Jason Thompson of Rider in the first round with the 12th overall pick, and Patrick Ewing Jr. from Georgetown with the 43rd selection, immediately following Singletary.
The ACC only had four players go to NBA clubs during Thursday's draft. NC State's J.J. Hickson went 19th overall to Cleveland, the only ACC player to be taken in the first round. In addition to Singletary, James Gist of Maryland was selected 57th by San Antonio, while Virginia Tech's Deron Washington went 59th to the Pistons.
Derrick Rose of Memphis was the first overall selection, going to the Bulls, while Kansas State's Michael Beasley went second to the Heat. O.J. Mayo of USC was taken by the Timberwolves at number three, marking the first time ever that three freshman were selected with the top three picks.