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Kyle Singler
Round 2, Pick 33
Position: SF
Class: Junior
School: Duke
Conference: Atlantic Coast
HT: 6'8"
WT: 230
Biography: Singler could have entered the draft after leading Duke to the NCAA title as a junior, but he returned for a senior season that didn't particularly improve his draft stock. He likely would have been an early second-rounder in 2010, and that's about as high as he can expect to go in 2011. For a player to succeed in today's NBA, he needs to do at least one thing exceptionally well, and it's not clear what that skill is with Singler. He was a good, but not great, collegiate scorer. He was an average rebounder for his size and a below average shooter - particularly from 3-point range, where he dipped from 40 percent as a junior to just over 32 percent in 2010-11. He's definitely not a great athlete, which prevents him from getting to the rim regularly and will limit him to being a spot-up shooter at the next level. Singler lacks the bulk to bang with most power forwards in the low post, yet he doesn't possess the lateral quickness to stay with small forwards consistently. Despite his flaws and a certain lack of upside, Singler is mentally ready to play in the NBA. He may have been Duke's best player at times over the last three years, but he was never its most talented, so he'll be ready to be a role player at the next level. Mike Krzyzewski regularly touted Singler's leadership during their time together, and that's a valuable attribute which isn't going away. Singler isn't a splashy pick by any stretch, but he could be a solid seventh or eighth man for a playoff contender if he lands in the right spot.

Bob Rosato
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Kyle Singler
2010 Statistics
PPG FG% RPG APG FT%
16.9 43.0 6.8 1.6 80.6
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