March 27, 2008
Sean Singletary walked off the court for the final time last night at John Paul Jones Arena, after he and his Cavaliers fell to Bradley, 96-85. For Singletary, it was the final game in a career full of memorable moments in an orange and blue uniform.
The senior guard posted 17 points and eight assists in last night's semifinal, marking his 55th consecutive game in double figures. He showed his poise in the first and second round of the tournament by hitting the game winning shot in each of the contests. With 1:16 remaining against Richmond, Singletary dribbled in a hit a short jumper to put the Cavs ahead for the first time in the second half, and for good. In Monday's quarterfinal against Old Dominion, the senior guard scored eight points in 26 seconds, propelling the Wahoos to an improbable comeback victory. He averaged 19 points per game during the three tournament match ups.
Singletary leaves behind a legacy at the University of Virginia. He is the only player in ACC history to have accumulated at least 2,000 points, 500 assists, 400 rebounds, and 200 steals in his career. He sits fifth on Virginia's all time scoring list, second in steals, and third in assists. He was also an All ACC First Team member for three consecutive seasons, and led the Cavaliers to the NCAA Tournament in 2007.
The senior guard now returns to the gym, and focuses on the next step, which he feels is the NBA. Click on the above video link to hear Singletary's thoughts on moving on.