If a high school and college sports career was an indication that an athlete was going to be exceptional as a professional, Kyle Singler would today be close to if not better than LeBron James in the NBA. The former Duke men’s basketball team member, who was instrumental in the winning of the 2010 NCAA championship, is currently playing for Monbus Obradoiro of the Liga ACB after having failed to secure an extension with his former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Kyle Singler Biography
Singler was born Kyle Edward Singler as one of three children to Kris and Ed Singler, on the 4th of May 1988 in Medford, Oregon. His father played college football at Oregon State as Quarterback while his mother was a star basketball player for the same school. This meant that Singler was predisposed with an abundance of athletic genes and it was clear from a very young age that he was going to become an athlete.
He attended South Medford High School where he was a standout baller in the school’s basketball team. In his junior year, Kyle Singler earned a spot on the 2006 Under-18 USA Junior National Team as he committed to attend the prestigious Duke University. As a senior year, he averaged 29.3 points and 10.6 rebounds per game to lead his school to its first-ever state basketball championship as he was co-named Oregon Player of the Year with rival Kevin Love. He was further named First-team Parade All-American, McDonald’s All-American, and Jordan Brand All-American, among numerous other high school awards.
As a freshman at Duke, Kyle Singler averaged 13.3 points and 5.9 rebounds per game to help his team to a 28–6 record. His performances that season earned him the ACC Rookie of the Year award and further prompted speculation that the power forward might be following in the footsteps of many other players, including Love at UCLA, to enter the NBA after one college season. Singler was, however, quick to shoot down the speculation saying he needed to mature both physically and mentally before entering the big leagues.
Singler continued to perform on the court in his sophomore year as he averaged a team-high 16.5 points per game the whole season. He kept up his performances well into his junior college year to win the school its fourth national championship as he was personally named NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player. Despite harboring hopes of going into the NBA after his championship-winning season, Singler returned to Duke for his senior college year where he averaged 16.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game. He graduated as Duke University’s 4th leading scorer with 2,392 points and was subsequently drafted by the Detroit Pistons with the 33rd overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.
Due to the 2011 NBA lockout, Kyle Singler first lined up professionally for Liga ACB side CB Lucentum Alicante. After a few outings with the team, he opted to transfer to Real Madrid instead of returning to the NBA when the lockout ended. However, after winning the 2012 Spanish King’s Cup, Singler returned to the Pistons to play his rookie NBA season, earning All-Rookie second-team honors after that season.
Singler spent three years with the team before he was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2015. He spent four years with the Thunder, making two playoffs visits in 2016 and 2017 before again returning to Spain in 2018 to play for Monbus Obradoiro.
Kyle Singler’s brother, Edward J. Singler, simply referred to as E. J., is also a professional basketball player who has spent most of his career overseas. Like his older brother, E. J. attended South Medford High School before attending the University of Oregon where he played four years of college basketball.
After graduating, E. J. went undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft but still joined the Detroit Pistons for the 2013 NBA Summer League. His performance then caught the attention of the Portland Trail Blazers who signed him but almost immediately waived him after he failed to impress in two preseason games. E. J. Singler’s next stop was in the NBA Development League after which he moved to Estonia in 2014. The following year, he returned to the U.S. and was bounced around Development League teams until he again moved abroad to Germany in 2017. He currently plays in Greece for Panionios.
Kyle Singler Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kyle Singler has an estimated net worth of $3 million. The power forward has been able to amass such a net worth thanks to the contracts he has had in the NBA. His first deal in 2012 was a three-year $3.135 million contract with the Pistons. In 2015, he extended his stay in Oklahoma by agreeing to a four-year $19 million contract.
Does He Have a Wife or Girlfriend?
Details about Kyle Singler’s love life are not clear although it looks like the basketball player is not married but could very well be in a relationship. If indeed Singler is dating, he has clearly worked hard to keep the identity of the person unknown to the general public as there are no pictures or even gossip blogs carrying any stories regarding him and any woman.