Singletary And Joseph Are Virginia's Co-Captains
CHARLOTTESVILLESeniors Sean Singletary and Adrian Joseph are Virginia’s co-captains for the 2007-08 season. It’s the third consecutive season Singletary has been a UVa captain, while Joseph is a captain for the first time.
Singletary, a 6-0 guard from Philadelphia, Pa., and J.R. Reynolds were Virginia’s co-captains the previous two seasons. Singletary is the second Virginia men’s basketball player to serve as a team captain for three consecutive years. The other was guard Donald Hand for the 1998-99 through 2000-01 seasons.
Singletary earned several All-America honors last season and was a first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection for the second consecutive year in 2007. He is a Top 50 Preseason Candidate for the John R. Wooden Award, is on the Preseason Watch List for the Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T and is on the preseason list for the Bob Cousy Award presented by The Hartford.
He finished the 2006-07 season with averages of 19.0 points, 4.7 assists and 4.6 rebounds a game. He led the Cavaliers in points (609, 19.0 ppg.), assists (151, 4.7 apg.), three-point field goals made (79, 2.47 a game), free throw percentage (.872, 190-218), steals (38, 1.2 spg.) and minutes played (1,064, 33.25 mpg.).
Singletary ranked second in the Atlantic Coast Conference in three-point field goals made (79, 2.47 a game) and free throw percentage (.872, 190-218), third in scoring (609 points, 19.0 ppg.), fifth in assists (151, 4.7 apg.) and 10th in minutes played (1,064, 33.25 mpg.).
Joseph, a 6-7 forward from San Fernando, Trinidad, has lettered three times for the Cavaliers. He played in 31 games last season, starting three, and averaged 7.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 22.1 minutes played a game. He made 34.7 percent (42-121) of his three-point attempts last season.
For his career, Joseph entered the 2007-08 season averaging 7.2 points and 3.2 rebounds a game. He has played in 85 games for the Cavaliers, starting 29.
Joseph scored 19 points, had six rebounds and three assists in the Cavaliers’ 90-72 season-opening victory over Vermont on Sunday (Nov. 11). Singletary tied Joseph for the team scoring high in that game with 19 points and had six assists and five rebounds.
Virginia returns to action on Wednesday (Nov. 14) when the Cavaliers host Howard at John Paul Jones Arena. That game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.