- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 15, 2016

The University of Virginia announced that two-time All-American guard Malcolm Brogdon will have his No. 15 retired, joining the likes of seven other Cavalier men’s basketball players that have had their respective numbers hung in the rafters of John Paul Jones Arena.

The ceremony for Brogdon, who currently plays for the Milwaukee Bucks, will take place Feb. 20 when Virginia takes on Miami. Brogdon will be in attendance at the game.

Brogdon finished his four-year career with 1,809 total points, ranking him ninth all-time in Virginia history. He helped power Virginia to 111 wins, four NCAA tournament appearances and two ACC titles.

Brogdon became the first player in ACC history to win both ACC player of the year honors and defensive player of the year awards in the 2016 season. In total, Brogdon was a three-time All-ACC team member and was a consensus All-America second-team member in 2015.

“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,” Virginia 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…I couldn’t be any happier than to see No. 15 raised to the rafters.”

Brogdon’s No. 15 will join the likes of Jeff Lamp (3), Buzzy Wilkinson (14), Bryant Stith (20), Barry Parkhill (40), Wally Walker (41), Sean Singletary (44) and Ralph Sampson (50).

In a letter penned to the University of Virginia, Brogdon thanked all involved during his collegiate career.

“I am honored and grateful to learn that UVA Basketball No. 15 will be retired,” Brogdon said. “I am humbled to join the exceptional players and men whose numbers have been retired. These men are inspirations to me and represent the best of UVA Basketball.

“I want to thank Coach Bennett and the entire coaching staff, my teammates, UVA faculty, staff, and students, as well as each individual who supported the University of Virginia and UVA basketball during my time at the University.”

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