Hometown: Dunwoody, GA
Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
Team: Florida State
Singleton has helped Florida State surge into the upper echilon of the ACC in a quiet, yet steady manner- over the past five year, only three teams in conference have posted better records than the Seminoles. The junior swingman came into his own as a sophomore. He le was named the Defensive Player of the Year in the ACC after leading the league in steals and averaging 7 rebounds per night. Despite the notoriety for his defensive efforts, Singleton's offensive game is ready to break out. He spent time this summer at camps with Kevin Durant and LeBron James working on his ball-handling and perimeter shooting. He capped off the summer of 2010 by playing for the USA Select Team. With leading scorer and rebounder Solomon Alabi off the NBA, Singleton is will have much more opportunity to boost his play. He has deep 3-point range, albeit is a bit streaky from distance. He is much better suited in the 15-18 foot mid-range game spotting up or pulling up for a jumper. When Singleton gets going in the mid-range, he opens up his whole aresenal. At 6'9", 225 pounds, he is a unique talent to knock down shots from the perimeter, but he is even better as a slasher. He can finish around the rim with either hand, but will benefit from the development of guard Michael Snaer and returning guards Luke Loucks and Deividas Dulkys. They should open up the court more for Singleton's drives where Alabi won't be clogging up the lane… He gets up and down the floor well, using his long and quick strides to beat defenders in transition for easy buckets… His defensive game is strong. He possesses very good lateral quickness and uses his length well to keep opponents in front of him. With his quick hands and vision, he can play on the ball and in the passing lanes to create offensive opportunities with steals and deflections.
Singleton is a much-improving offensive player who will serve as the go-to guy on this Seminoles team. He needs to become more demanding in calling for the ball and make the most of his opportunities. If he continues to work on his perimeter shooting, Singleton is a dangerous talent. However, in his first two seasons, he is only shooting about 30% from behind the arc… He needs to add a post game to his arsenal on offense. He has the size and skills to score around the rim, yet he prefers to float around on the perimeter instead. With his new go-to role and Alabi no longer patrolling the paint, Singleton should seize the opportunities in the vacant low blocks.