Sean Singletary Declares For NBA Draft

Virginia guard is not planning to hire an agent.

April 24, 2007

CHARLOTTESVILLE - Virginia guard Sean Singletary (Philadelphia, Pa./The William Penn Charter School) announced on Tuesday (April 24) that he will declare for the NBA draft, but is not planning to hire an agent.

The deadline for individuals to declare for the NBA draft is April 29. If he does not sign with an agent, Singletary retains the option of taking his name out of the draft and returning to Virginia. The draft is scheduled for June 28 and individuals declaring for the draft have until June 18 to withdraw their name from consideration.

"I have discussed this situation with my family and Coach Leitao," Singletary said. "I want to continue to consider all of my options and learn as much as I can about the process. This gives me that opportunity while retaining the option of returning to Virginia."

Singletary has been a team co-captain each of the last two seasons, earned numerous All-America honors after the 2006-07 season and was a first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection for the second consecutive year in 2007. He finished the 2006-07 season with averages of 19.0 points, 4.7 assists and 4.6 rebounds a game. Singletary 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, 33.2 mpg.).

"Sean and his family want to be sure they've considered and evaluated all of his options," Virginia head coach Dave Leitao said. "I understand Sean's interest in learning more about the process and feel this step will enable him to gather a great deal of information."

Virginia finished the 2006-07 season with an overall record of 21-11, shared the ACC regular-season championship with North Carolina with an 11-5 conference record and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament. It was Virginia's first NCAA Tournament appearance and 20-win season since 2001.


Sean Singletary