Singer emerges in Florida

As high school seasons wind down and the spring approaches, new names will continue to pop up. Sam Singer, a guard out of Florida, has received some buzz and has picked up a number of scholarship offers.

Sam Singer, a junior combo guard out of Miami (Fla.) Ransom Everglades, is gaining steam in the south.

During his junior campaign, Singer, a 6-foot-4, 185-pounder, scored 34.8 points and tossed out seven assists a game. He said his play improved as the year went on.

"The second half of the year I changed the way I played," Singer admitted. "We went over a lot of film and from there I improved tremendously. Statistically it was the best season I've ever had in my life."

"I was just more aggressive and just playing harder and just being more aggressive for the entire game instead of conserving energy," Singer added. "I was attacking every play I could."

Singer said during the season he developed his ability to play both guard spots. He described himself as a true combination guard.

"I turned into a combo guard this year," Singer said. "I played some off the ball. If I'm a point guard I can score, but I'm also distributing and getting in the lane creating for other people. When I'm a two I can either be a shooter or a scorer depending the role I need to play."

Which position does he prefer?

"I enjoy both equally," he said. "I like to mix in components of the point guard position with the shooting guard and become a complete combo guard."

Singer said he had a host of schools stop by his school this year. Already he's scored offers from UCF, USF, Miami, South Carolina, Florida International, Florida Gulf Coast, Jacksonville and William & Mary.

Singer has also compiled interest from Alabama, Connecticut, Florida State, Harvard, Virginia, Indiana, Auburn, Stanford, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Memphis, Wake Forest and Vanderbilt.

"During the season it kind of died down a little bit because the coaches were in season," he said of his recruitment. "We had a lot of coaches come down and watch me play and I had a chance to talk to a few more."

"Alabama was probably the first or second school to contact me," Singer added. "They contact me a lot. I'd say Alabama, Indiana, Virginia and Harvard are probably the four schools that contact me the most."

Singer said those four schools have found ways outside of calls to stay in touch with him.

"They all showed up to a game this year," Singer said. "They get in touch through email and Facebook and whatever way they can because they can only call me once per month."

Singer, who has taken unofficial visits to Miami, UCF, Alabama, Boston College and Indiana, said he's still in the beginning stages of his recruitment.

"I'm pretty much wide open. I don't plan on narrowing it down until after the summer because there may be some other schools that come into play after the upcoming AAU season."

Singer plans to run with Florida Gulf Coast this spring and summer. They'll tip things off during the April evaluation period at Hoop Group's Pitt Jam Fest.

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