Breaking down Top 60 UCLA commit David Singleton

UCLA landed Scout's 58th ranked 2018 prospect in David Singleton on Thursday. What kind of player are the Bruins getting in Singleton and where does UCLA go from here at wing?

On Thursday, UCLA landed a commitment from one of the West Coast’s top 2018 prospects in David Singleton.

The 6-foot-4, 180-pound shooting guard from Torrance (Calif.) Bishop Montgomery is Scout’s 58th rated prospect in the class.

After picking up an offer from UCLA on Tuesday, it didn’t take long for Singleton to make the commitment and the Bruins are getting a player who will flat out put points on the board.

What kind of player is UCLA getting in Singleton?

The four-star prospect is really skilled for a young wing and can probably play both the two and three offensively given his size and scoring ability.

His form isn’t completely natural yet he's a talented shooter who can hit threes or take defenders off the dribble, pull-up from midrange or sink floaters. He’s both scorer and shooter.

What may be most impressive about Singleton is his consistency. He gets his points every time out and usually at an efficient rate.

Singleton is an above average to good athlete who is deceptively quick with a tough first step to contain and when he gets to the rim he can finish with both hands. He has a nice feel, sees the court very well and can really pass it.

Defensively he’s somewhere stuck between the ability to guard the two and three but he does make a lot of plays on defense based on his feel.

The progress Singleton has made throughout his high school career suggests he’s a hard worker and not yet tapped out as a prospect.

Not only is UCLA landing one of the west’s top scorers in the class but also picking up a player at a position on the west which doesn’t have a ton of depth.

UCLA’s plan is to recruit two wings in the 2018 class and Singleton checks off one of the boxes before the Evaluation Period.

The logical next step for UCLA’s staff is trying to lock up Los Angeles Windward wing Jules Bernard – who plays for the Compton Magic - while continuing to evaluate Bryce Hamilton – Isaac Hamilton's cousin and a Top 100 prospect – who is a teammate of Singleton’s on Belmont Shore.

Either way, landing a local talent in Singleton is a good way for UCLA’s 2018 recruiting class to start.

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