Singletary excited to get to Lubbock

The Red Raiders' 2007 promising recruiting class has Texas Tech faithful anxiously awaiting next basketball season. Mike Singletary from Kingwood, Texas, is one of the major reasons for the excitement surrounding Texas Tech basketball. Come inside RaiderPower to see what Mike had to say about what his expectations are when he arrives on campus to be coached by the legendary Bob Knight.

At 6'6" and 215 lbs., Mike Singletary is a multitalented player who can excel as a shooting guard or a small forward.

"I would classify myself as a versatile type player," Singletary said. "When I have a smaller defender on me I can post them up, but I also have the ability to beat bigger defenders off the dribble."

When questioned about areas of his game that he's been developing, Mike replied, "In high school, with my size, I played more down low. At Tech I'll be playing a little more outside so I have been working hard on my outside shot."

No matter what position he's playing, Mike knows that he will be able to contribute.

"My biggest strengths are that I have a winner's mentality. I'm a contender. I don't like losing."

His comments are music to Red Raider fan's ears. Many players have the athletic ability to play at the collegiate level, but Singletary brings the intangibles required to win championships.

As far as seeing the floor early, Mike said that Coach Knight and company have made it clear that their decisions will be based on his work ethic and ability to adapt to Tech's system.

"They haven't mentioned redshirting to me, but they don't guarantee you anything either. They basically told me that if I come in and work hard I will get a chance to play."

Cohesiveness is always an important factor to a team and is something that needs to start early. Singletary knows this and has developed a good friendship with fellow incoming player John Roberson.

"John and I are real close. We probably talk every other day. We roomed together last week at the Texas All-Star game, and we've developed a good friendship."

Singletary plans to move to Lubbock for the second summer school session in July.




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