James Singleton (basketball)

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James Singleton
James Singleton.jpg
Singleton with the Mavericks
Bnei Herzliya
Position Small forward / Power forward
League Ligat HaAl
Israeli State Cup
Personal information
Born (1981-07-20) July 20, 1981 (age 34)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school Hirsch Metropolitan
(Chicago, Illinois)
College Pearl River CC (1999–2001)
Murray State (2001–2003)
NBA draft 2003 / Undrafted
Pro career 2003–present
Career history
2003–2004 Sicc Jesi (Italy 2nd)
2004–2005 Armani Jeans Milano (Italy)
20052007 Los Angeles Clippers
2007–2008 TAU Cerámica (Spain)
20082010 Dallas Mavericks
2010 Washington Wizards
2010–2011 Xinjiang Flying Tigers (China)
2011–2012 Guangdong Southern Tigers (China)
2012 Washington Wizards
2012–2013 Xinjiang Flying Tigers (China)
2015 Canton Charge (D-League)
2015 Guaros de Lara (Venezuela)
2015–present Bnei Herzliya (Israel)
Career highlights and awards
  • Italian LegaDue Championship Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and Import of the Year (2004)
  • Italian SerieA All-Star (2005)
  • Italian SerieA All-Star Game MVP (2005)
  • First-team All-OVC (2003)

James Alexander Singleton (born July 20, 1981) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Bnei Herzliya of the Israeli Ligat HaAl. The 6'8" forward played two years of college basketball for Murray State.

College career[edit]

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 earned second-team All-Ohio Valley Conference honors in 2001–02 and first-team honors in 2002–03. He also led the OVC in rebounds as a senior.

Professional career[edit]

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 won the Lega2 title with his team which allowed Jesi there appear in Serie A. He also 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 appearance in the NBA.

Singleton joined the ACB for the 2007–08 season with TAU Cerámica. He won the ACB title with this team, beating F.C. Barcelona in the Finals (3-0).

Achieving success in Europe again Singleton returned for his second opportunity 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.[1]

On September 6, 2010, The Washington Post reported that Singleton had rejected a contract offer from the Wizards and signed with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association in which he helped lead the team to the CBA finals.[2]

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.[3] Later in 2012, he returned to the Xinjiang Flying Tigers signing a two year contract with the club.[4]

Taking time off from basketball for the birth of his son Singleton was acquired by the Canton Charge On January 29, 2015,.[5] On May 8th, he signed with Guaros de Lara of the Venezuelan Liga Profesional de Baloncesto (LPB).[6]

On August 13, 2015, Singleton signed with Bnei Herzliya of the Israeli Ligat HaAl.[7]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005–06 L.A. Clippers 59 10 12.8 .510 .500 .780 3.3 .5 .3 .4 3.4
2006–07 L.A. Clippers 53 0 7.1 .366 .214 .759 2.0 .3 .3 .3 1.6
2008–09 Dallas 62 6 14.3 .529 .325 .859 4.0 .3 .4 .5 5.1
2009–10 Dallas 25 0 8.4 .375 .227 1.000 2.2 .4 .4 .3 2.4
2009–10 Washington 32 3 23.9 .384 .133 .839 6.9 .7 .5 1.1 6.1
2011–12 Washington 12 0 21.8 .547 .222 .933 6.8 1.3 .8 .7 8.2
Career 243 19 13.4 .462 .292 .833 3.7 .4 .4 .5 3.9

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006 L.A. Clippers 7 0 1.7 .333 .000 .000 .4 .3 .0 .0 .3
2009 Dallas 9 0 4.7 .500 .400 .000 .7 .0 .0 .1 1.3
Career 16 0 3.4 .462 .286 .000 .6 .1 .0 .1 .9

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