* Knows how to get his points
* Good passer from the forward spot
* Takes pride in defense
* Needs to get stronger
* Isn’t overly quick/athletic
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.
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.
16.9 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.8 tpg, 0.9 spg, 34.8 mpg, .430 FG, .321 3PT, .806 FT
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:
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.
|Three-point field goals: 18-for-39 (.462)|