Singleton Changes Attitude

Chris Singleton admits that his outlook and attitude have changed dramatically in the past six months or so. Now the Cherokee High (Ga.) 6-foot-8 junior is hoping to showcase it and carry it over to the court.

Chris Singleton has changed. Not necessarily his game, but his approach.

The 6-foot-8, 205-pound Cherokee High (Ga.) junior said that a talk with Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt was the key in his transformation off the court.

``I realized that it was up to me where I go in life," Singleton said. "I started to change – even the little things like paying attention in class. I have changed my attitude towards basketball, also. I'm taking everything more seriously."

It's already started to pay dividends as he has watched his GPA rise so far this year.

``I have a whole new outlook on life," he added. "I had to get down to work."

Singleton didn't have the summer that he had hoped for, partially because he played with an ankle injury. However, he's hoping to rebound from it beginning Saturday when Cherokee opens up against Wesleyan.

``People are going to see a more aggressive player this year," Singleton said.

Singleton said while he's still somewhat open in the recruiting process, two schools have clearly emerged as his co-leaders: Georgia Tech and South Carolina.

``I love the staff at both schools," Singleton said.

Singleton added that Memphis and LSU have expressed recent interest and Clemson is also in the mix.

``I'll probably decide in June," Singleton said.

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