Aug. 24, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
This summer was very productive for Florida State’s Chris Singleton. Singleton was given the opportunity to sharpen his basketball skills at various camps and national training events around the country.
He attended the Kevin Durant Nike Skills camp held in Chicago, Ill. in June. Singleton was one of 11 college players chosen to take part in the camp as a trainee and camp counselor. The goal of the skills academy was to give high school and college athletes the necessary tools for life and future basketball endeavors. Besides Kevin Durant, NBA coaches were also in attendance to aid the players with on-court development.
Singleton then moved on to the LeBron James Skills Academy, held in Akron, Oh. In July. Singleton was one of the top 20 college players from the previous four Nike Skills Camps chosen to participate.
Only a day after leaving the LeBron James Skills Academy, Singleton was selected for the 2010 USA Select team. He was one of four players representing the ACC. This announcement a tremendous opportunity for Singleton to get the chance to test and improve his skills. The USA Select team was comprised of the top 20 seniors in all of college basketball. The team trained in Las Vegas, Nev., July 19th – 24th. The team was reduced to ten players as Singleton progressed to training against the USA National Team, held in Syracuse, N.Y. Aug.10-13.
The 2010 ACC Defensive player of the year reinforced his honors with great defensive play during the training. Many scouts referred to Singleton as one of the best defenders in college basketball even comparing him James Posey. Overall with his energy and agility, he is great at guarding, blocking shots, and rebounding.
Singleton averaged a career high of 10.2 points per game as a sophomore.
His summer experiences gave him the ability to refine his skills offensively and reach his full scoring potential.
Singleton felt the experience from the team gave him a chance to see where he stood in his development. Hopefully, playing with the nation’s best players and against stiff competition helped Singleton improve his game from every angle.
By Jazzmene Ford David Williams Sports Information Student Assistants