Singletary awaits NBA Draft fate

Now that the NBA Finals are over, hoops fans are turning their attention eight days to the future for the NBA Draft on Thursday, June 26. Among those expecting to hear their names called is UVA fourth-year Sean Singletary, who forewent an early entry into the NBA last year in the hopes of raising his draft stock by completing his senior season with the Cavaliers.

Experts expect Singletary to be selected in the second round, but which team's jersey Singletary will hoist remains unclear. This month the Newsplex reported the guard has workouts scheduled with the Charlotte Bobcats, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards (for whom fellow UVA alum Roger Mason plays), San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Sonics, Detroit Pistons, and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Several more UVA athletes just learned of their professional fates earlier this month. Five players from the Cavalier baseball team were chosen among the top 300 players in Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft. Third-year second baseman David Adams went to the New York Yankees with the 106th overall selection; the Baltimore Orioles picked up third-year shortstop Greg Miclat with the 146th pick; third-year right-handed pitcher Jacob Thompson got snatched up by the Atlanta Braves with the 160th selection; third-year third baseman Jeremy Farrell was chosen 234th overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates; and fourth-year left-handed pitcher Patrick McAnaney went to the Arizona Diamondbacks with the 258th pick.

However, any of the third-years chosen could opt to come back for their senior season next year. Their selection just means the team who chose them has dibs on them if they decide to go pro before next year's draft.