Gonzaga has always been at its best when it has versatility in the backcourt. This was on complete display during the National Championship game run, when all three starters were capable of playing each position around the perimeter.
Therefore, it should come as no surprise that when you look at the key targets for the 2018 class, both of the priority targets in the backcourt have the versatility to play multiple positions. One of those priority recruits is David Singleton, who has been squarely on the radar for the Zags for around a year.
The talented combo guard recently completed a tremendous junior year, in which he helped lead Bishop Montgomery to a state title.
“It was a great experience for me and for my team to be the best team in the state and the number two ranked team in the country,” Singleton said. “I was able to learn how to facilitate the offense and score when I needed to. I expanded my game from a shooting guard to a combo guard. I had to be a floor general for the team, and if I am passing the ball, I learned to communicate with my team about how to get open or get in the right position.”
This success at the high school level is now carrying over to the start of the AAU season, where Scout’s 58th ranked prospect is hoping to show he should be ranked even higher.
“What I’m looking to prove in AAU is that I deserve to be one of the top prospects in the class of 2018,” he declared. “Obviously, I haven’t been able to play against everyone in the class yet, but I want to prove that I should be in the conversation for the top 20 spots in the class.”
After winning a state championship, Singleton turned his attention to the NCAA Tournament, where Gonzaga certainly caught his eye.
“That Final Four run was amazing. For me, it shows that whatever they are doing up there is working. They are getting their players better, and that’s one of the main reasons they are one of my favorites.”
Along with a focus on this AAU season, the Bishop Montgomery star is also focusing more on his recruiting, with in-home visits and official visits on the horizon.
“I’ve heard that UCLA plans to watch me this month, UNLV is going to visit me when we play in Vegas and Michigan St. is going to watch me when I go to Indiana. Arizona is coming to see me on Saturday and I will be at UCLA on Tuesday. In terms of official visits and a commitment, I need to talk to my parents soon, but if I had to guess, I’d commit after my official visits, so later this summer. I’m planning to take my official visits in May since I will be open and Gonzaga would be an official visit I’d take in May. My officials will be to schools that aren’t around me and that I haven’t seen yet.”