Singler will make an official announcement at 3 p.m. PT on Friday.
Singler, who is at South Medford High (Ore.), also considered Kansas and Arizona but it was nearly a foregone conclusion that he would be choosing to play in Durham next year.
``He's a terrific player who does everything," said one Division 1 coach. "The thing that impresses me the most is that for a guy without great lateral quickness, he's a terrific defender, and is a great kid."
Singler is also a guy who can score both inside and out. He plays hard and knows how to play the game. In fact, when you factor in all of the intangibles, he might just be the top player in the entire class as far as college productivity is concerned.
Singler's commitment will give the Blue Devils an impressive three-man class in the 2007. Combo guard Nolan Smith and sharp-shooting forward Taylor King should also come right in and make an impact next season and join a core group that will already include Lance Thomas, Greg Paulus, DeMarcus Nelson, Jon Scheyer, Gerald Henderson and Brian Zoubek.