As big as the stories surrounding the top 2006 talents in San Diego (Calif.) this past week at the 2005 USA Youth Development Festival, some of the greatest excitement came the 2007 class. O.J. Mayo is clearly the class of that crop, but it will be hard to put too many players between Mayo and Singler, who looked like one of the five or six best prospects at the elite 33-man field in San Diego. Singler is a 6'8" combo forward from Medford (Ore.) with an array of skills. He has a bigtime shooting touch from three-point range while also possessing passing skills and an innate feel for the game. Some have called him 'skinny,' but Singler has a solid body for his age and has shown that he can rebound, defend and score at the basket. Scout.com currently has him ranked as the #3 small forward and #13 overall player in the 2007 class, and that frankly is too low.
Singler has had the attention of the entire Pac-10 for the last year-plus and is currently enjoying a heated national recruitment. We caught up with him after his final pool play game at the Youth Development Festival last week to talk with him about his experiences in San Diego and what he has ahead of him. Singler gives us his five favorite schools, talks about the Pac-10 vs. ACC, and more...
Kyle Singler Scout Profile
Kyle Singler interview (Part I) -
Kyle Singler interview (Part II) -
Note: Kyle was a little soft-spoken for this interview in the media room, so you may want to turn up your volume for these clips.
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