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Prospect Profile

Chris Singleton

  • Full Name: Chris Singleton
  • Position: Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-9 / 220
  • Birthdate: November 21, 1989
  • College: Florida State
Washington Wizards Round 1: Pick 18

Strengths:

Length/wingspan
Good athlete
Great defender who can guard multiple positions
Has tools to become a solid offensive player

Weaknesses:

Needs to work on handle
Needs to improve shot fake
Needs to use length and athleticism to score more in the post
 

NBA projection:
Singleton will be a first-round pick because of his defensive ability alone. And for the first couple of seasons he's in the NBA, defense will be his calling card. But Singleton has the skills to build an efficient offensive game, and given the time he'll have to work on it, he can certainly become a scoring option.

2010-11 Season:
Singleton fractured his right foot in early February and missed six games, but he still led Florida State in scoring, rebounding, steals and free throws made and attempted. Despite the injury, he earned third-team All-ACC honors and was also voted to the league's All-Defensive team.

Key statistics:
13.1 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.1 apg, 2.1 tpg, 1.9 spg, 1.5 bpg, 29.1 mpg, .434 FG, .368 3PT, .667 FT

Cool statistic:
Singleton's triple double (22 points, 11 rebounds, 10 steals) against UNC Greensboro this season was the 24th in ACC history and the first one to include steals.

Reminds me of:
Josh Smith

What Insiders Say:
Florida State associate head coach Stan Jones
"Chris has great length, with his body and his arms. Defensively, he has a unique ability to see where the hot spot's going to be and getting in there to make a block, or stepping into the passing lane and getting a steal. In college, he was able to guard all five positions, and he should be able to guard the two, three and four at the next level."

What Outsiders Say:
Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg
"Chris Singleton is special. He's as active a player as there is in the country."

Chris Dortch is the editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.

 

Florida State
Season G MPG FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT RPG APG SPG BPG PTS AVG
2008-09 35 26.9 95 232 .409 58 95 .611 4.9 1.1 1.5 1.3 282 8.1
2009-10 32 31.4 117 284 .412 57 115 .496 7.0 2.2 2.2 1.5 326 10.2
2010-11 28 29.1 124 286 .434 84 126 .667 6.8 1.2 2.0 1.5 367 13.1
Totals 95 29.1 336 802 .419 199 336 .592 6.2 1.5 1.9 1.4 975 10.3
Three-point field goals: 2008-09, 34-for-102 (.333); 2009-10, 35-for-118 (.297); 2010-11, 35-for-95 (.368). Totals: 104-for-315 (.330).

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