Billy Singleton

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Billy Singleton
Personal information
Born (1968-06-01) June 1, 1968 (age 50)
New York City, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Career information
High schoolAdlai E. Stevenson
(Bronx, New York)
CollegeSt. John's (1987–1991)
NBA draft1991 / Undrafted
Playing career1991–2007
PositionCenter
Career history
1995–1997Chester Jets
1997–1999Leicester Riders
1999–2000Thames Valley Tigers
2000–2002Leicester Riders
2002–2003Scottish Rocks
2003JA Vichy
2003–2007Chester Jets

Billy Singleton (born June 1, 1968, in New York City) is a former professional basketball player, most notable for his career in the British Basketball League.[1][2] Singleton is the 4th leading scorer in British basketball history & 5th leading rebounder in British basketball history, 3rd in field goal percentage in British basketball history. Billy is the product of a true basketball family and credits his basketball achievement to his two older sisters & his uncle. - Lorna Singleton (L.I.U. women's Basketball 1981-1985 Hall of Fame) - Carla Singleton (1983-1987 Northeastern University Hall of Fame) -Ed Pinckney (1981-1985 Villanova University, National Champions, NBA, Chicago Bulls Assistant Coach)

The forward most recently played for the Chester Jets, where he occupied the role of top assistant coach for 1 season, head coach for 2 seasons.

In 2007, Singleton accepted the offer to become Director of Basketball Operations at his former college, St. John's of the Big East Conference.[1][2]

In 2014 he became the Lead Assistant for Men's Basketball at Nyack College[3] and has entered his third season as an associate coach in 2017.[4]

Career[edit]

(in May, 2003, signed 1-game contract with Vichy Auvergne)

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • New York City Player of the year 1987 Iron Horse Award Winner
  • All-City, All-State, All-American 1987
  • 1991 Captain of St. John's University Basketball Team (Elight 8)
  • AAU Junior Olympic National Championship Team,(Gauchos) 1987
  • Big East All-Star Team, 1990
  • English All-Star Game, 1993, 1997 and 1999
  • English League All-Star Team, 1997
  • Player Of The Year Honduras 1994
  • Israeli League Newcomer of the Year, 1995
  • BBL Champion, 2001 and 2003
  • National Cup Winner, 2000–2001
  • National Cup Runner-up, 1997–1998
  • BBL Trophy Winner, 2003–2004
  • BBL Trophy Runner-up, 1996–1997
  • BBL Championship Winner, 2004–2005
  • Play-off Runner-up, 2003–2004 and 2004–2005
  • Play-off Winner, 2000–2001 and 2002–2003

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Player Bio: Billy Singleton - ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE". redstormsports.com. Retrieved 15 January 2011.
  2. ^ a b "St. John's Names Billy Singleton Director Of Men's Basketball Operations :: Former STJ, BBL standout returns to his alma mater with the Red Storm basketball staff". CBS College Sports Network. Retrieved 15 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Singleton Joins Men's Basketball Coaching Staff". Nyack. 2014-12-31. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
  4. ^ "Assistant Coach". Nyack. Retrieved 2017-08-18.