There is a new name to know on the Indiana recruiting radar for the 2018 class.
Four-star 6-foot-4 combo guard David Singleton of Bishop Montgomery (Calif.) and the Belmont Shore AAU program tells Peegs.com he spoke with Indiana coach Tom Crean Tuesday night.
Singleton is ranked No. 63 nationally in the 2018 class by Scout.com.
“I was surprised then I got excited because Indiana is known for basketball,” Singleton told Peegs.com. “I got excited for the opportunity to talk to him.
“He asked me if I was interested and if my options are open. My response was ‘My options are open.’
“He said he’s going to watch some film on me. He said I’m a combo guard, and Indiana has a history of combo guards and that’s what I am.”
Singleton is making unofficial visits to Arizona and Arizona State this weekend. He said he also has been on campus visits to Stanford, UCLA and USC.
He said Oregon, Gonzaga and Stanford are schools recruiting him hard right now. Washington, Utah, Georgetown and others are also involved.
“I’m looking for the best overall fit,” Singleton said. “Geography doesn’t matter. I’ll go to the East Coast if I have to. Wherever. It doesn’t matter.”
Singleton was one of the top players at the Pangos All-American camp and was all-tournament at the Fab 48 event in Las Vegas in July for Belmont Shore.
Singleton had a 16-point game against top-ranked 2017 point guard Trevon Duval at the Fab 48.
“He’s a strong combo guard that can score it and has good fundamentals,” Belmont Shore coach Dinos Trigonis said.
“He’s built for the Big Ten.”
Singleton had games of 33 and 22 points against powerhouse Chino Hills this past season, Trigonis said.
“I’m more of a point guard that can shoot,” Singleton said. “After a couple minutes in a game, I can know my team’s personnel really well. Who does what well, so I can get them the ball in the right spots and the right times and get them good looks.
“I want to be a versatile guy. The more you can do, the more valuable you are to a team and the more deadly you are to the opponent.
“I’ve been a combo guard all my life. I was always like a point guard, but my dad always told me it was important to shoot the ball really well.”