#12 Kyle Singler | F

Hometown: Medford, OR

Height: 6'8"

Weight: 235

Position: Small Forward

Team: Duke

Class: Senior


Right-handed... Singler is a long, lengthy forward who will play the 3-man at the next level, but has spent some time at Duke as a point-forward. He has an excellent offensive skill set, beginning with his perimeter shooting. He shoots a very high percentage from mid-range, using his height and length to his advantage. He uses screens well and reads defenses quickly, leaving him with an open step back jump shot or a curl into a mid-range jumper. He has a tendency to hit some acrobatic shots, fading away from the rim, but he is much better setting his feet, and squaring up... Singler is a solid rebounder for his position. He possesses good fight and aggressiveness, helping him grab 7+ rebounds a night as a sophomore and junior... Under Coach K's tutelage, he has really developed into a complete team player. He has proven to be unselfish and has an excellent basketball IQ, reading his team's offense and his teammates, giving them the ball for an open shot. He has shown a good motor and effort, which, combined with his toughness, will help him get by at the next level...

Singler possesses very good size, skills and a high basketball IQ, three things NBA scouts love, however, his natural abilities might not translate to the next level.  He isn't a great athlete, nor is he very quick. So what we are dealing with right now is a lanky, average athlete. He will need to get quicker and add strength to compete both offensively and defensively... Singler went through a rough stretch in his junior season, struggling to hit from outside, lacking confidence and chucking shots with little accuracy. In games against fellow small forward prospects UConn (Stanley Robinson) and Gonzaga (Elias Harris), Singler was held to 5-of-20 shooting, finishing with 15 points in the two contests. Against the lengthy frontlines of Georgia Tech and Baylor, Singler's struggles continued. Many scouts wrote him off after his 0-for-10 performance against Baylor in the NCAA Tournament...
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