Top 16 Impact Defenders

Chris Singleton
Text: Luke Winn,
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Chris Singleton

6-9 F, Jr., Florida State

Singleton is considered by many scouts and pundits alike to be the best all-around defender in college basketball. He helped make the Seminoles the nation's most efficient defensive team in the country last season, leading them in steals (with a 4.1 percentage) and defensive rebounding (17.0 percentage) while being named the ACC's Defensive Player of the Year. He displays a superb energy level on D, a knack for deflecting passes and altering shots -- and the fact that he has an extra-long, 6-foot-9 frame doesn't hurt, either.

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