Chris Singleton Looks For Breakout July

Chris Singleton isn't jealous of Howard Thompkins or Al-Farouq Aminu despite the fact that they've gotten the national attention that he's yearning to receive. He's just hoping to join his Georgia peers from the Class of 2008 after a strong showing next month.

When you hear about the top players coming out of Georgia in the Class of 2008, it's Howard Thompkins and Al-Farouq Aminu. Chris Singleton is hoping to change that in July.

``It kind of motivates me to go out there and prove that I'm better than them," said the 6-foot-8, 205-pound Singleton. "On the other hand, we're all cool and I'm happy for them."

Singleton hasn't gone up against Thompkins or Aminu, but has seen both play numerous times.

``Howard is halfway between physical and finesse," Singleton said. "Farouq has the same body as I do, but he plays more down low."

``I play inside and outside," he added.

Singleton put up 20 points per game at Cherokee High as a sophomore last season while spending the majority of his time on the wing.

He's versatile enough to take big guys off the dribble and that's been his bread and butter. He's hoping to improve his post skills so he can be more of a threat in the paint.

Singleton suffered an injury to his left foot in April that hampered his play throughout the month, but now he's healthy and looking forward to showing that he's not only on par with Thompkins and Aminu – but also with the elite rising juniors in the country.

``I'm 100 percent," Singleton said. "I just want to go out there and show people what I can do and win tournaments."

Singleton said he'll start things off at the ABCD Camp next week.

``Outside of the state, I'm unknown," he said. "I want to prove something in July."

Singleton has already picked up scholarship offers from Georgia Tech, South Carolina and Clemson. Virginia Tech and Florida have expressed interest and UConn is inquiring as well.

``It's going to come down to what fits me," Singleton said. "At this point, location doesn't matter to me."


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