Just when it was getting to the point where no one had an answer to the question, "Hey, what ever happened to Sean Singletary?," word came out yesterday that the former Virginia point guard has signed with the Belgian club Dexia Mons-Hainaut.
His last professional appearance was back in 2009-10 with Caja Laboral, where he averaged 2.4ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.5apg in ACB and 3.4ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.4apg in Euroleague. That year, Caja Laboral went on to win the ACB title as underdog, defeating favored FC Barcelona.
Singletary has spent this past year in Philadelphia to remain close to his mother, Jacqui Singletary, who had been diagnosed with a brain tumor while she was in remission from breast cancer. Those who follow him in Twitter know that he's also been taking care of his little girl, Ava.
But it doesn't mean he hasn't been getting in some hoops in that busy schedule. This summer, for example, Singletary played in the Nike Pro City League, an annual summer tournament staged at Baruch College in Manhattan featuring many NBA and European players. He played alongside John Lucas III of the Chicago Bulls and Jamario Moon of the Los Angeles Clippers.
By the looks of the various press releases, including the team's official announcement, it sounds like Singletary's not getting pulled on board to warm the bench there -- he's getting brought on to lead the team back to its glory days from just a few years back. The team won the Belgian Cup in 2006, and reached the finals of the national championships the same season. In 2008, Dexia Mons-Hainaut was the EuroChallenge finalist.
Hopefully this is the first step back into the game, and the first step getting back into the NBA.