Marvin Singleton To Visit Minnesota

Marvin Singleton, a 6-foot-4 junior who helped lead Hopkins to a perfect record and a Class AAAA title, will take an unofficial visit to Minnesota. He is one of the state's top players in the Class of 2011 and has attracted plenty of interest, despite coming off the bench for the past two years. He will visit Minnesota this weekend along with fellow juniors Paul Jesperson and Shelby Moats.

Marvin Singleton averaged 8.5 points per game as he scored in double figures 11 times, with a season-best 18 points versus Benilde-St. Margaret's.

Singleton averaged 7.8 points per game as a freshman for the Royals, who finished 27-2, losing to eventual state champions and crosstown rival Minnetonka in the section finals. The two split games in the regular season. Singleton scored in double figures nine times, with a season-best 17 points versus Park of Cottage Grove.

Hopkins, which also won the 2005 and 2006 titles, had a starting lineup dominated by Division I-caliber players and Royce White, who signed with Minnesota, Trent Lockett, who is headed to Arizona State, Mike Broghammer, who inked with Notre Dame and Raymond Cowels, who is signed to Santa Clara. Point guard Marcus Williams signed with North Dakota State and plans to play both football and basketball in college.

Due to the team's depth and senior leadership, Singleton came off the bench. However, he will move into the starting lineup on a team that still has plenty of talent. Senior D.J. Peterson has offers from North Dakota State, Baylor and Wisconsin Green Bay; Junior Joe Coleman, younger brother of former Gopher Dan and sophomore point guard Siyani Chambers also return.

Singleton and the younger players got plenty of chances to play together since Hopkins won by an average of over 25 points per game.

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