Posted On: 03/30/18 5:00 AM
The Division II Athens Region representative at the Final Four was a Meadowbrook team led by 5’11” point guard Trey Singleton (2018). Although they ran into a tough opponent from Trotwood and were eliminated in the semifinal round, Singleton propelled his recruitment during the breakout senior season.
Averaging 23.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.2 assists as a senior, he received an offer from Ohio Valley and garnered severe interest from Muskingum.
“I’ve been to Muskingum and I’m planning on going to Ohio Valley soon,” Singleton said, as far as visits are concerned.
“I have a full-ride to Ohio Valley, so that kind of puts them in the lead,” Singleton said. However, he was rather candid in his doubts about Ohio Valley, saying, “I don’t love the campus very much. So, it’s kind of 50-50.”
“It’s not much of a college. There’s a lot of rules,” Singleton said.
Singleton is keeping an open-mind going forward on all schools. He told us that he’s very open to other programs jumping in late on the recruiting process and starting now. There’s no timeline on a decision from him.
So, what’s he looking for in a school?
“One thing is cost. How much is it going to cost? How nice the facilities are. The coaches. Maybe, depending on how good they’ve been in the past,” Singleton said.
Singleton also has had a little bit of contact with Concord, but the level of communication seems lukewarm at this current moment.
Singleton’s most significant impact on the game is through scoring the rock. However, he’s conscious of how that opens up the game for his teammates.
“I think I make the team better because a team is usually focused on me. It creates easier shots for other people,” Singleton said. He continued, “I shoot a lot 3-pointers and a lot of layups and pull-up jumpers.”
There’s not a lot of shortcomings in Singleton’s ball-skills. A below the rim player, Singleton relies on craft and subtle crossovers to get separation.
Expect him to make an immediate impact at the D-III level if that’s where he ends up. The biggest takeaway from our interview was that his recruitment was completely up in the air still. In-state Division III programs should be all over the kid. He also meets academic requirements with a 3.4 GPA and 21 ACT score.