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Virginia Basketball to retire Malcolm Brogdon’s jersey number

The All-American becomes the first to have his number retired since 2009.

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The Virginia basketball program announced Tuesday morning that it is retiring Malcolm Brogdon’s jersey number, No. 15, in a ceremony in February.

Virginia also released a letter sent from Brogdon regarding the number retirement:

The retirement ceremony will take place at John Paul Jones Arena on Feb. 20 against Miami, during the NBA’s All-Star break.

Brogdon, who is excelling in his rookie season with the Milwaukee Bucks, earned two degrees from the University in his time in Charlottesville. He’s the most accurate free-throw shooter in UVa history at 87.6 percent, ranks ninth all-time in scoring with 1,809 points, second all-time in games played (136), and fifth in terms of minutes (4,157).

Brogdon was named ACC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the year last season and would be a unanimous and consensus first-team All-American. He was a consensus second-team All-American in 2014-15.

Brogdon is the first such player to receive this honor since Sean Singletary in 2009, and his is the eighth number to be retired in program history. The others are Jeff Lamp (3), Barry Parkhill (40), Ralph Sampson (50), Singletary (44), Bryant Stith (20), Wally Walker (41), and the late Buzzy Wilkinson (14).

Our congratulations to Malcolm on this great honor!