The No. 4 ranked prospect in the class of 2007 Kyle Singler is having an outstanding junior season for his 16-1 South Medford (Ore.). The 6-foot-8, 210-pound small forward is still working with a list of six schools and insists that Taylor King's recent commitment to Duke will not affect his decision making.
"I'm happy for Taylor because he is going to a great program, and I'm happy for Duke because they are getting a good player," said Singler. "But it doesn't affect my decision one way or the other."
With Duke, North Carolina, UCLA, Arizona, Washington and Kansas on his school list, Singler heads to UCLA this weekend for an unofficial visit with his friend and at times AAU teammate Kevin Love. Singler addressed the speculation about Love and he being a package deal.
"I love playing with Kevin because he is a great player," he said. "He is the best player I have ever played with and against. With his knowledge of the court and his skills on the court and our friendship, I would love to play with him in college. But if it doesn't work out, it doesn't work out."
Singler does not have any other visits scheduled at this point although he does plan to have a decision by the end of the school year.
Averaging 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists per game this year, Singler is doing everything expected of him according to his high school coach Dennis Murphy.
"Kyle is playing very well," said Coach Murphy. "He is doing all the things that we expect out of him. He is rebounding the ball, shooting it well and also defends. His court awareness, as always, has been exceptional."
Singler is unsure of whom he will play with on the AAU circuit. It has been rumored that he will join the SoCal All Stars and play with Love this summer.
Kyle Singler scouting report:
Already a legitimate small forward, Singler can make all the plays. He is active around the basket, can lead the fastbreak, can shoot the three ball and can even run the point guard position in a pinch. With a great feel for the game, he only needs to gain strength and continue his natural progression to maintain his status as an elite prospect.