Billy Singleton

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

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]


(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