Kyle Singler is a 4 year college player, with a National Championship while playing under one of the greatest minds in basketball history. He's a 22 year old, 6'8" small forward, who can shoot from the outside, and understands how to play defense. DraftExpress.com projects him to be Mike Miller in the best case, and Matt Barnes in the worst case. Singler to The C's would be very fitting due to the fact that Doc Rivers coached Mike Miller his rookie year, and of course Miller won rookie of the year in that season.

Singler comes from a 2007 High School Class that has already taken the NBA by storm. Derrick Rose, Kevin Love, and Blake Griffin have made All-Star games. Eric Gordon, Michael Beasley, Jonny Flynn, and James Harden are starters. In The 2007 McDonalds All-American Game, Kyle Singler started alongside Derrick Rose, Eric Gordon, Kevin Love, and Michael Beasley for The West (who won). This kid can play with the best of them.

Aside from Kyle's actual physical and athletic ability, he has the experience and leadership that could allow him to immediately make an impact on an older team like the Celtics. This season has shown that Boston's doors are much more welcoming to players with college experience. Luke Harangody has clearly had an advantage over the younger and less mature Avery Bradley. Simply put... the more experience you have the more intelligent you are, on a team with championship aspirations and future Hall of Famers, you're expected to know what's going on.

PS. I know it's VERY early to be talking the draft, but with the Marquis Daniels injury exposing a lack of depth at the Small Forward... I think this kid should be a lock if he falls to the C's. Especially with the Barnes and Miller comparisons, Boston fans have been spreading rumors of those two for that past 3 seasons.

Jesse Dampolo 2/09/2011 08:00:00 PM Edit
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  1. Karl says:

    Can't comment on this right now as my beloved Tarheels are about to take on his hated Dukies. Let me read this tomorrow and I may have a less biased opinion, Singler is legit though as much as I dislike him.

  2. its me says:

    i know how you feel Karl. im a mizzou fan rooting for a jayhawk( paul pierce)

  3. Jenda says:

    How can somebody be trash in the best case scenario and tattooed trash in the worst? lol

  4. celticfam wordaapp says:

    lol Jenda. I hate Matt Barnes. And Miller for that matter....And pretty much Singler.

  5. @Jenda... they're both tattoo'd, and there's no way you can doubt that Mike Miller is a excellent shooter. I'd say Singler is better at the other stuff though.

    If you can draft a player at the very end of the 1st round, what better can you ask for?

  6. Karl says:

    Thanks for jinxing him! He's the only reason the Tarheels are in it. I think he's missed like 11 straight shots.

  7. Camille says:

    Just want to throw out there, that Austin Rivers, Doc's son will be a Blue Devil next year

  8. ronit07 says:

    Is it me or does this guy look a bit like young dirk??

  9. Anonymous says:

    Ugly, white, and blonde... I would agree.

  10. Karl says:

    Ya Doc's son is supposed to be amazing too. Wish he wasn't on Duke.

  11. Jenda says:

    I hate Miller more actually.

  12. RoswellSounds says:

    Strange article... I would put Miller & Barnes in a prision cell and throw the key to the ocean. Or roast them with a flamethrower. They suck at their job anyway, and look where they´re playng now!

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