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Prospect Profile

Kyle Singler

  • Full Name: Kyle Singler
  • Position: Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-8 / 230
  • Birthdate: May 4, 1988
  • College: Duke
Detroit Pistons Round 2: Pick 33

Strengths:

  * Knows how to get his points
  * Good passer from the forward spot
  * Takes pride in defense
  * Decision-making
  * Toughness

Weaknesses:

  * Needs to get stronger
  * Isn’t overly quick/athletic
 

NBA projection:
Singler has been projected as a late first round, early second round pick. His skill set would lend itself to the three spot, but the question is whether he’ll be able to defend that position.

2010-11 Season:
After shooting nearly 40 percent from the three-point line his previous two seasons, Singler struggled from there this season (.321). To his credit, he didn’t let his shooting slide affect the other parts of his game. He wound up with first-team All-ACC accolades for the second straight year.

Key statistics:
16.9 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.8 tpg, 0.9 spg, 34.8 mpg, .430 FG, .321 3PT, .806 FT

Cool statistic:
This season Singler joined Art Heyman (1961-63) and Christian Laettner (1990-92) as the only other Duke players to score 600 or more points three consecutive seasons.

Reminds me of:
Adam Morrison

What Insiders Say:
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski
"I forgot who asked Kyle, 'Have you ever been afraid?' And Kyle broke out in that smile and said, 'No.' And he wasn’t boastful like, 'No, I'm never afraid.' He just kind of smiled and said, 'No, I always want to be there. I want to be in those situations.' I just think that as he’s grown as a player, he's been in more situations. He's been in enough to be one of the best players ever here. When you look at all the things he's done, he’s been a winner. That's the bottom line, he's a winner."

What Outsiders Say:
Michigan coach John Beilein
"Singler is long. Sometimes he's playing a 3-man at 6-8. There's not many 3-men at 6-8 out there. And then you're passing against that length on a ball pickup."

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

Duke
Season G MPG FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT RPG APG SPG BPG PTS AVG
2007-08 34 28.6 159 348 .457 82 106 .774 5.8 1.4 1.1 0.7 451 13.3
2008-09 37 32.2 208 472 .441 124 174 .713 7.7 2.4 1.5 1.0 609 16.5
2009-10 40 35.9 228 550 .415 166 208 .798 7.0 2.4 1.0 0.8 707 17.7
2010-11 37 34.8 219 509 .430 125 155 .806 6.8 1.6 0.9 0.3 625 16.9
Totals 148 33.0 814 1879 .433 497 643 .773 6.9 2.0 1.1 0.7 2392 16.2
Three-point field goals: 18-for-39 (.462)

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