Kyle Singler stands out for his solid aim from the three-point line and a wide range of skills in offence. The small forward won the 2010 NCAA National Championship with Duke University and earned MVP honours in the competition's Final Four.
He also made the championship's Ideal Five and won individual distinctions, such as being named the best player of the Atlantic Coast Conference, making the conference Ideal Five twice, and earning its Best Newcomer award. These merits helped him be chosen by the Detroit Pistons in the 2011 NBA Draft.
The NBA lockout prompted his signing for Lucentum Alicante, with whom his talent soon came to the fore in the Endesa League, earning MVP honours in his first week in the championship.
His agent, Greg Lawrence, says Singler has "fallen in love with Spain." The small forward learned to play basketball watching Larry Bird tapes. His family has always been in touch with sport: his dad and uncle were quarterbacks, and his mother and one of his brothers played basketball. Singler practiced baseball, hockey and American football before becoming a basketball player.
Singler established several records in the NCAA thanks to never being injured: he played 148 consecutive games (147 as a starter) and enjoyed 4,887 minutes of playing time.
ARTICLE - 15/05/2012
"It will have been a great season if we manage to win the league title besides the Copa del Rey"
ARTICLE - 23/01/2012
Singler: "We´ve just defeated Unicaja and a new victory would be key to take a further step towards the playoffs"
INTERVIEW - 17/01/2012
"I try to learn from my teammates; Carroll plays tough and scores with ease, while Reyes is a leader who commands respect"