Virginia basketball to retire Malcolm Brogdon’s jersey

The Virginia basketball program announced on Thursday that it will be retiring the No. 15 jersey of Malcolm Brogdon, who went on to be a second-round pick of the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2016 NBA Draft.

Brogdon’s jersey will be the eighth jersey retired by the university, joining Sean Singletary (44), Jeff Lamp (3), Barry Parkhill (40), Ralph Sampson (50), Bryant Stith (20), Wally Walker (41), and Buzzy Wilkinson (14).

A special ceremony will take place Feb. 20 at John Paul Jones Arena.

“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 in a statement.

“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.”

Brogdon, who finished his Virginia career with the second most appearances in program history, finished his time with the Cavaliers with 1,809 points, ranked No. 9 on the school’s all-time scoring list.

Virginia reached the NCAA Tournament in all four of Brogdon’s seasons, while capturing two regular-season titles and one ACC Tournament championship.

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