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Seahawks to retire basketball standout Goldsberry's jersey


UNCW will retire Seahawks point guard John Goldsberry's No. 3 jersey during a special half time ceremony of the UNCW vs. William and Mary game Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015.

Goldsberry played four years for the Seahawks from 2003-06 and guided the team to a pair of CAA championships and NCAA appearances in 2003 and 2006.

He started 121 games, collecting 1,104 points, 405 rebounds, 520 assists and 228 steals. He is also tied for seventh on the all-time scoring list and ranks second all-time in steals.

Goldsberry will become the fourth Seahawk men's basketball standout to have his jersey retired.He joins Brett Blizzard, Bill Mayew and Brian Rowsom as Seahawk basketball immortals.

“During my time at UNCW, we took a lot of pride in being the smartest and toughest team in the CAA,” said Clemson Head Coach Brad Brownell, Goldsberry's coach at UNCW. “John exemplified those qualities every time he played He was an outstanding student and leader who got the most out of his ability, and was a shining example to everyone in our program.”

The soft-spoken Goldsberry graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance in 2006.

“We're very pleased to recognize John for his contributions to our men's basketball program, and know this will truly be a special night that Seahawk fans everywhere will not forget,” said Jimmy Bass, UNCW's athletic director. “John was not only an outstanding basketball player, but he was an excellent student and representative of UNCW as well. He is still known around the conference as one of the toughest competitors to ever play in the CAA.”

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