Once seeing his solid draft stock slip due to missed time and a fracture foot, Chris Singleton returned for the NCAA tourney and alleviated any major concerns. On top of that, most scouts already knew he was one of the most versatile and athletic players in this year’s draft class, allowing his stock to take a steady climb back to the middle of the first round.
Singleton’s size, athleticism and versatility should keep him somewhere in the middle of the first round, but he has the talent to end up being a solid steal in that position. Read on for a full breakdown of his abilities in our scouting report:
NBA Position: SF/PF
School: Florida State
Has terrific length and size for the small forward position, while possessing enough strength and size to play at the power forward position, as well. Very athletic and explosive. Extremely versatile. Has a developing offensive game. Solid rebounder with potential to be great in this area of his game. Is really a force on defense. Can be an impact shot-blocker and reads offenses for steals very well. Is a terror on defense against his man. Plays great help defense, and can step out to the perimeter and defend on an elite level. Very unselfish teammate. Shows toughness and determination after working his way back from a foot fracture to play in NCAA tourney. Knows his role already, which bodes well for him at the next level.
Not a polished offensive player. Doesn’t have a consistent jumper and can actually get enamored with it. Needs to work on his individual offensive skills. Just isn’t a star on offense right now, but definitely has the potential to get there. Not a natural for the small forward position, but he seems set on playing there at the next level. Must improve ball-handling and offensive awareness to stick at small forward. Needs to finish better inside. Not a very good free throw shooter. Athletically, he’s arrived, but he needs to start working through the flaws in his game to become a more complete player.
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Draft Projection: Top 20