Singler making most of playing time

South Medford legend gets plenty of attention in the Motor City on, off court
Dec. 6, 2012
AP photo.

Kyle Singler keeps making the most of his opportunities.

Despite being named the Most Valuable Player of the 2010 NCAA Final Four while leading the Duke Blue Devils to the men's basketball title, his draft stock was always shaky and after being taken in the second round of that year's draft by Detroit, he spent the following year in Europe while the NBA Lockout took place.

Back in the U.S., Singler found his way into the Pistons' starting lineup on Nov. 14, when starting guard Rodney Stuckey came down with a head cold and the team shuffled its lineup. Since then, Singler has averaged nearly 10 points per game and had a double-double against the Blazers last week during a 108-101 win for Detroit, and Stuckey has had to come off the bench - and even done so happily.

Since losing their first eight games, the Pistons are 5-5.

Singler, who led South Medford to the Class 6A state title in 2007, has become a favorite for fans off the court as well, producing a video of trick shots from around the Detroit area, including Comerica Park - home of the Tigers, and Ford Field - home of the Lions. In one shot he even makes a trick shot of the winshield of a passing car.

"The car one took me a bit, took me a while," Singler told a Detroit writer. "It's all luck, but there's definitely a little skill involved."

Taka a look.