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Virginia basketball: Malcolm Brogdon formally honored by Virginia House of Delegates

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As if being named a first-team All-American or UVa's first ACC player of the year since Ralph Sampson weren't enough, Malcolm Brogdon was commended on Friday by the Virginia House of Delegates in House Resolution No. 262.

The resolution was introduced by Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville), who represents the Commonwealth's 57th district and graduated from the UVa law school. The district includes much of the greater Charlottesville area, including Grounds.

WHEREAS, Malcolm Moses Brogdon, a member of the University of Virginia men’s basketball team, was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in 2016; and

WHEREAS, Malcolm Brogdon became the first player to receive both awards in the same year since the Defensive Player of the Year award was created in 2005; he was also named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) first team for the third consecutive year; and

WHEREAS, Malcolm Brogdon was named a First-Team All-American by the Sporting News, an honor last bestowed on a member of the University of Virginia men’s basketball team in 1983; and

WHEREAS, during the 2015 - 2016 regular season, Malcolm Brogdon led the University of Virginia Cavaliers to a 24 - 6 record, with an average of 18.4 points per game and an average of 19.9 points in conference games, making him the fourth-highest scorer in the ACC; and

WHEREAS, Malcolm Brogdon recorded a season-high 28 points three times during the season, finished 15 games with 20 or more points, and finished 29 consecutive games as a double digit scorer; and

WHEREAS, Malcolm Brogdon has led the University of Virginia Cavaliers in scoring for three consecutive years and helped the team achieve at least 12 ACC wins per season for a total of 45 ACC wins, the second-most league wins in that period; and

WHEREAS, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, Malcolm Brogdon played basketball at Greater Atlanta Christian School before matriculating to the University of Virginia; he has earned numerous other accolades over the course of his college career and was named as a finalist for the John R. Wooden award, which is presented to the nation’s top player; and

WHEREAS, Malcolm Brogdon, as a student pursuing a master’s degree in public policy in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and a resident selected to live on the Range, has contributed to the academic and cultural life of the University of Virginia, in addition to his athletic contributions; and

WHEREAS, Malcolm Brogdon and the second-seed University of Virginia Cavaliers will compete in the ACC Tournament in March 2016; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That Malcolm Moses Brogdon hereby be commended on being named as the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Malcolm Moses Brogdon as an expression of the House of Delegates’ admiration for his exceptional athletic achievements and best wishes for the future.