College basketball: Virginia to retire Malcolm Brogdon's No. 15 jersey
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Former Virginia two-time All-American Malcolm Brogdon will have his No. 15 retired, joining seven other Cavaliers who have previously received this honor. The retired number ceremony for Brogdon will take place on Monday, Feb. 20 when the Cavaliers host Miami at John Paul Jones Arena.
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"I remember the very first time I watched Malcolm play. I was convinced he could be special. I just knew, if we were fortunate enough to get Malcolm to attend UVA, he could lead our program to great heights and have a special career," head coach Tony Bennett said. "I've never coached a player with the drive and dedication to be the best he could be quite like Malcolm. He also represented everything that is right about being a true student-athlete. What a model for making an impact on the court, in the classroom and the community. I couldn't be any happier than to see No. 15 raised to the rafters."
The other former Virginia men's basketball players whose numbers have been retired are Jeff Lamp (3), Barry Parkhill (40), Ralph Sampson (50), Sean Singletary (44), Bryant Stith (20), Wally Walker (41), and Buzzy Wilkinson (14). Their numbers and Brogdon's No. 15 will not be worn again.
Brogdon finished his career ranked ninth on UVA's all-time scoring list with 1,809 points. He also ranks first in free throw percentage (87.6%), second in games played (136), fifth in minutes played (4,157), sixth in 3-point field goal percentage (36.5%), seventh in 3-pointers (185) and ninth in free throws (422).
Brogdon earned consensus first-team All-America and NABC Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2016 after becoming the first player to be named ACC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season. The three-time All-ACC first-team performer earned consensus second-team All-America honors in 2015. He helped Virginia to 111 wins, four NCAA tournaments, two ACC regular-season titles and one ACC Tournament championship during his career.
Brogdon earned his bachelor's degree in history and his master's degree in public policy from the Frank Batten School of Public Policy and Leadership. In addition, Brogdon was a Senior CLASS Award and Allstate NABC Good Works Team honoree, and John R. Wooden Citizenship Cup finalist for his excellence in the classroom and community.
To find out more about about the retired number and to read Brogdon's letter in response to the honor, visit virginiasports.com.