Sean Singletary Named VaSID State Player of the Year
CHARLOTTESVILLE Virginia senior guard Sean Singletary (Philadelphia, Pa.) was named the 2007-08 VaSID State Player of the Year Tuesday by the Virginia Sports Information Directors. It is the second time Singletary has been named the state’s top player, also receiving the honor in 2005-06.
Singletary was the only player to be a unanimous selection to the VaSID All-State first team. He was joined on the first team by Eric Maynor of VCU, Will Thomas of George Mason, A.D. Vassallo of Virginia Tech and Reggie Williams of VMI. Virginia Tech’s Seth Greenberg was named the VaSID State Coach of the Year and Kevin Anderson of Richmond was named VaSID State Rookie of the Year.
Singletary 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. He is also a National Association of Basketball Coaches (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. Singletary also earned honorable mention All-America honors from the Associated Press.
A three-time team co-captain, Singletary ranks in the top 10 in Virginia men’s basketball history in six different 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 to have 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.