Accolades: CHN Third Team All-Freshman (08), ACC Rookie of the Year (08), Freshman All-ACC Team (08), Third Team All-ACC (08), McDonald’s All-American - high school (07), First Team Parade All-American - high school (07), First Team All-USA - USAToday - high school (07), Second Team Parade All-American - high school (06), Under-18 USA Junior National Team (06).
Scouting Report: Coach K’s Mr. Versatility.
Strengths: Very high skill level. Very versatile - can play inside or out. Great at getting his shot off - fakes, step-backs, etc. Can put the ball on the floor with either hand to get by his man. Strong rebounder. Can absorb contact and still score. Tough and fearless player. Great passer. Has three-point range on his jumper. Smart player. Great experience being “the man” at Duke.
Weaknesses: Not explosive. Doesn’t possess off-the-charts athleticism. Needs to become more consistent with his outside shot. Stuck between positions for the NBA - not big or strong enough for the post or quick enough for the wing. Got stuck playing post at Duke while his NBA stock would have been better served playing the wing. Can be foul prone. Needs to add muscle/strength for the pros. Needs to take better care of the ball.
Projected 2009 Draft Range: Lottery pick (2009 or 2010).
Consensus: Kyle Singler should enjoy a long NBA career. While he doesn’t project to be a star, his skill package and grit will make him a valuable role player in the pros.
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