James Singleton (basketball)
Singleton with the Mavericks
|Small forward / Power forward|
July 20, 1981 |
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school||Hirsch Metropolitan
|College||Pearl River CC (1999–2001)
Murray State (2001–2003)
|NBA draft||2003 / Undrafted|
|2003–2004||Sicc Jesi (Italy)|
|2004–2005||Armani Jeans Milano (Italy)|
|2005–2007||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2007–2008||TAU Cerámica (Spain)|
|2010–2011||Xinjiang Flying Tigers (China)|
|2011–2012||Guangdong Southern Tigers (China)|
|2012–2013||Xinjiang Flying Tigers (China)|
|Career highlights and awards|
During his college career, Singleton attended Pearl River Community College and Murray State University. In his two years at Murray State, he averaged 13.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 60 games. He was named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference Second Team in 2002 and First Team in 2003. He also led the OVC in rebounds in 2003.
Undrafted by an NBA franchise, Singleton began his professional career in Italy playing with the Sicc Cucine Jesi (Lega2) during the 2003–04 season, averaging 20.8 points and 12 rebounds per game. He received Eurobasket All-Italian Lega2 Player of the Year award.
He later signed with the Olimpia Milano (Serie A) team. He averaged 11.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and two steals in 46 games during the 2004–05 season, helping his team reach the Italian SerieA League Finals. He was named Most Valuable Player of the 2005 Italian League All-Star Game. During his tenure, Singleton was a fan favorite for his high-flying acrobatics and his tenacious defense.
He was signed on August 30, 2005 by the Los Angeles Clippers to a two-year contract. This period marked his first stint in the NBA.
Achieving success in Europe afforded Singleton a second stint in the NBA as several teams took notice of his marked improvement. He would end up joining the Dallas Mavericks.
On February 13, 2010, Singleton was traded from the Dallas Mavericks to the Washington Wizards along with Drew Gooden, Josh Howard and Quinton Ross for Caron Butler, Brendan Haywood, and DeShawn Stevenson.
Singleton joined the Guangdong Southern Tigers for the 2011–12 season and helped lead the team to the CBA Finals. After the CBA season ended, he returned to the Washington Wizards. Later in 2012, he returned to the Xinjiang Flying Tigers.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- "Wizards Acquire Howard, Gooden, Singleton, and Ross From Mavericks". NBA.com. February 13, 2010. Retrieved February 17, 2010.
- Lee, Michael (2010-09-06). "James Singleton leaves Wizards for China". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-09-08.
- WIZARDS SIGN SINGLETON TO 10-DAY CONTRACT
- Urumqi reunion: James Singleton to return to Xinjiang (and other updates on CBA imports)