Since graduating from Virginia in 2008, Sean Singletary has become a journeyman in the basketball world. He's played for seven different teams in that span; two in the NBA, two in the NBA Development League, and three overseas.
When Singletary joined the Belgian professional team Oostende to finish out the 2013 season, it was his third stint overseas, but it was the first time he's been healthy in almost four years.
"After my rookie season in the NBA, I've been pretty much going through injuries, and I've yet to finish a season or play a season at full strength," he said.
"It's just like basketball jail, you really can't do much about it."
Singletary is spending part of his summer in Charlottesville working out with UVa strength and conditioning coach Mike Curtis. After undergoing hip surgery and dealing with knee injuries, the former 'Hoo is just happy to be healthy.
"It's a sigh of relief, and there was a lot of adversity, but I'm back and I'm just ready to go."
In his rookie season, Singletary played for the Phoenix Suns and Charlotte Bobcats. Now, he's hoping to return to the NBA and working toward signing with a team for training camp this fall.
"It's kind of like 'out of sight, out of mind' when it comes to NBA basketball with injuries," he said. "I'm finally 100% so I'm just trying to get in front of some GMs this summer so I can be able to play next season."
If he doesn't make an NBA team, the former Cavalier standout will most likely head back overseas. But after four years of struggling, Singletary is healthy and hopeful for a return.
"I'm stronger and faster than I've ever been. It just feels good. My mind and heart are really into it, because going through that four years of adversity is really tough, so I'm just ready to get after it."