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Forward. player. 434. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 1. Freshman, 2007-08. Kyle Singler

Kyle Singler played for a 2007-08 Duke team that finished the season 28-6 (13-3, second in the ACC) with a loss in the West Region’s second round to West Virginia. However, the Blue Devils’ early exit from the NCAA Tournament should not tarnish the efforts of the 6-foot-8 shooting forward.

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The Oregon native started all 34 games as a Duke basketball freshman and led the Devils in rebounds per game (5.8) and 2-point field goal percentage (54.5). Singler finished second on the squad in blocks per game (0.7) and points per game (13.3).

Those 13.3 points per game were good enough for 17th in the conference. Such a season warranted All-ACC Freshman Team, ACC Rookie of the Year, and All-ACC Third Team honors.

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