Tag:Kyle Singler
Posted on: June 20, 2011 4:37 pm
Edited on: June 20, 2011 4:57 pm
 

Kyle Singler and Nolan Smith favor Thornton at PG

By Jeff Goodman

With Kyrie Irving and Nolan Smith gone, the question becomes: Who will take over the point guard duties in Durham?

Incoming freshman Austin Rivers will have the ball in his hands plenty, but he’s a scorer and is better served as a two-guard.

Both Smith and Kyle Singler, shortly after a workout with the Boston Celtics, told me that they both expect Tyler Thornton to run the Duke team next season.

"He’s solid,” Smith said. "He’s a tough, tough kid. I told Quinn (Cook) that he’s not going to go in and take Tyler’s spot.”

Cook is a McDonald’s All-American and a consensus Top 50 recruit who will come in this season and try and earn the point guard's spot.

But Singler is going with Thornton, who he called a “great defender” and agreed with Smith that Thornton brings a toughness to the team.

"That might be his biggest strength,” Singler said.

"He’s not going to make many mistakes,” Smith added. "He’s real smart.”

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Thornton came out of Gonzaga High in Washington, D.C., as a guy who didn’t crack most recruiting analysts’ Top 100.

A year ago, he averaged a shade under 10 minutes per game and 1.6 points and 1.0 assists per game, but he did see valuable minutes after Irving suffered a major toe injury in December.

Posted on: May 23, 2011 2:40 pm
 

You win, Kyle Singler

Posted by Matt Norlander

The first iteration of Kyle Singler's trick-shot-making abilities came at the beginning of last season. It was an amazing video, but I took a few shots at Singler then because it seemed to be too inspired by Mark Titus, college basketball's originator of comedic trick-shot videos.

Turns out Singler's serious about his skills. He unleashed his Gets Buckets 2.0 video recently, and it's particularly ridiculous. This is now the standard-bearer for all trick-shot videos. And I say this as someone who's pretty sick of these things as it is. Teenagers across America are wasting their lives compiling hours upon hours of tape, afternoon after afternoon, in hopes to become the next one-day Internet sensation.

Put the iPhones and cameras down, kids. Singler just put you all to sleep. The pool shot is my favorite, even if the Chapel chuck makes the video.



(H/T, Dagger)
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 24, 2011 6:48 pm
 

Video: Kyle Singler's family talks Sweet 16



Posted by Eric Angevine

There's nothing like having family to back you up on a big day like today. Kyle Singler's grandfather and cousins talked to me about what it means to be able to come to Anaheim and cheer for family in the Sweet 16.

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