MDC Focus: Kyle Singler

NASHVILLE, TN --While he hadn't played in a circuit event since the Kingwood Classic, Kyle Singer looked exceptionally good at the Nike Memorial Day Classic. Using patience and his smarts he worked his way to 24 points against All-Ohio Red in a pool play game on Saturday.

"This is a great feeling," Singler said after the game. "I've been out for a couple weeks. The last time I was out was in Houston so it feels good to be out here playing basketball."

On Sunday against arguably the most talented team in the field, Boo Williams, Singler had a great game. He knocked down fading jumpers, finished well on fast breaks and helped his team stay in the game against Boo Williams.

By watching Singler you can tell his basketball IQ is second to none. He has a way with his teammates and is always talking when he's out on the floor. It's obvious that he knows the game of basketball inside and out.

Singler, whose favorite NBA player is Dirk Nowitski, also sees himself as a playmaker on the court and wants to be able to contribute in all facets of the game.

"I think I make plays for myself and I'm a playmaker for my teammates out there and I'm the playmaker that does well with the ball."

College coaches love playmakers and maybe that's why he has become such a heavily recruited player. Duke, Arizona, Kansas, UCLA and Washington are the schools that are in the running for 6-8, 200-pound SF.

Washington could help themselves in the Kyle Singler race, as they will receive an unofficial visit from him in the next few weeks. The two schools he has visited seem to be near the top of his list.

"I've been to UCLA and I've been to Duke so I do have a good feel for those types of schools."

While he could make a decision anytime, he would like to ride out the process and take a few more visits before he comes to a conclusion on where he will play his college basketball.

"Right now I'm just trying to take things in stride. I'm just trying to take in the experience as right now I'm not even close to making a decision I want to wait until I can make some unofficial visits. If the feelings right and I feel that I'm making the right decision and I talk it over with my family and they feel that I made the right decision then it is possible that I could make it sooner."


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