One of the nation’s top scorers in the 2018 class is David Singleton, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound shooting guard from Torrance (Calif.) Bishop Montgomery.
Currently ranked 63rd in Scout’s Top 100, Singleton is an aggressive scorer who can use his handle and ability to create his own shot to knock down jumpers from midrange and three, while he can hit floaters and finish around the basket with contact.
Not just a scorer, Singleton plays hard every time out, has shown consistent improvement throughout his career and is a plus ball handler and passer.
“I feel like I’ve progressed this year,” Singleton said. “I was a little out of shape early but as season progressed I got into a rhythm. Right now I’m moving the ball really well and being a leader. I’m scoring at a high percentage as well. I still want to get better at everything.”
While there is a long list of schools involved in Singleton’s recruitment – he particularly mentioned Connecticut, Oregon and Penn – the four-star prospect says that Arizona and Gonzaga are recruiting him the hardest and broke down what he likes about each of them.
Arizona: “I love the scenery and the fans. The fans love the team. Sean Miller coaches the team similar to how my coach does. I went on a visit there and thought the campus was great.”
Gonzaga: “Their style of play fits me. They have shooters and pass the ball well. They run a lot of stuff with ball screens which suits my game.”
Singleton will have local and national options, although he says location won’t be important in his ultimate decision.
“Location is not a big factor for me,” he said. “I just want to go to a program that fits me the best.”
The junior is focused on closing out his junior season before taking more visits, which will be important for him before he commits anywhere.
“The earliest I would commit could be in May after the spring AAU season,” he said. “I kind of want to make an early decision but I need to see how many visits I can get in first.”