Elite programs check in on Singler

Kyle Singler, the 6-foot-8, 199-pound small forward from South Medford High School in Medford, Ore., has been an extremely popular individual as of late. Several of the nations most elite college basketball instituations have dropped by to see the No. 4 ranked player in the class of 2007.
"Yes, Bill Self and Joe Dooley are supposed to be here later today," said South Medford head coach Dennis Murphy. "They are coming to say hello and they also plan to spend a little time with me. Kyle will not be working out for the coaching staff because he is playing football.
"This is the first time that I have ever gone through this type of process," he added. "I have never had a player that has been this heavily recruited, so a lot of this is new to me. I would imagine that most of the coaches will say hello to Kyle, and will then spend time with me."
Singler, the five-star prospect, is being recruited by the likes of Duke, Arizona, Kansas, North Carolina, Oregon, Oregon State, Syracuse, UCLA and Gonzaga. According to coach Murphy, several of those programs have already been by to checkup on Singler.
"Aside from Kansas, Oregon and Duke have already been by to meet with me," said Murphy. I also know that Oregon State and Arizona are planning to come by in the future. I have talked to Kyle about cutting his list of schools down to a respectable number, but that has not happed yet. He has been busy with football, so I don't really know when that will take place."
Kyle Singler Scouting Report: Already a legitimate small forward, Singler can make all the plays. He is active around the basket, can lead the fast break, and can shoot the three ball. He just needs to gain strength and naturally progress to be an elite prospect out of the class of 2007. -Jerry Meyer of