Two years after his mother was tragically gunned down by Charleston shooter Dylann Roof, baseball player Chris Singleton has been drafted by the Chicago Cubs.
Singleton was selected Wednesday by the defending World Series champs with the final pick of the 19th round, making him the 585 overall pick.
The outfielder’s mother, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, was one of the people killed on June 17, 2015, during a Wednesday night Bible study at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.
Coleman-Singleton was 45 years old and was a track coach at Goose Creek High School.
Singleton just finished up his junior season at Charleston Southern University, where he was an outfielder. He started all 51 games for the squad and finished the season with 18 steals, 38 runs scored, 10 doubles and four homers.
“It’s a lot of God and a little bit of me right now,” Singleton told the Post and Courier of Charleston. “It’s timing itself up perfectly in my eyes, so it’s really a blessing.”