Singer in Tune With Nittany Lions

Florida guard has secured an offer from Penn State. When will he make his college decision? Get the lowdown right here.

Florida combo guard Sam Singer was not expecting to get an offer from Penn State. But when Nittany Lion head coach Pat Chambers called the Ransom Everglades junior, he had a feeling something was up.

“I wasn't expecting to get offered, but once Coach Chambers called me, I [thought] he would [be offering],” Singer said.

The 2013 6-foot-4, 185-pound recruit averaged 34 points and seven assists per game during his junior season. But he's quick to note another facet of his game as a positive.

“One of my strengths is making my teammates better,” he explained. “But I also feel strongly about my ability to make shots and score, and handle the ball.”

Singer played some of last season as a shooting guard, but he's being recruited primarily as a point guard. As for the Nittany Lions, Singer says he notices a few distinct differences from other schools he's heard from.

“What's intriguing about Penn State is that it's a Big Ten school, and they have great academics. It's a great combination of high level basketball and academics,” Singer said. “It also seems like they play a great style of basketball that suits me.”

Singer kicked off his AAU season April 21-22 at the Hoop Group Pittsburgh Jam Fest, which also began the April evaluation period for basketball. He's playing with Gold Coast AAU, which exited in the quarterfinals of the Jam Fest.

“It was a great tournament and great experience for us. We were able to play against the top competition nationally and show what we're capable of,” Singer said.

Singer has a wide range of offers from Boston College, Miami, Penn State, South Carolina and South Florida, among others. He hopes to make a decision in November.

“I haven't narrowed my list down yet, I'm still wide open,” he said. “I hope to commit in November, but that's not definite yet. I'm going to make the decision when I'm 100 percent sure it's right.”

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