Pistons Draft Pick Kyle Singler: no Regrets about Playing in Spain

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NBA talent Kyle Singler, the 33rd overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons, said he has no regret over his decision to spurn the Pistons to play professional basketball in Spain.

The Real Madrid forward, selected by Detroit with the 3rd pick in the second round of the draft, is one of a handful of players who didn’t return to America once the NBA lockout ended.

The former Duke Blue Devils star and 2010 NCAA Tournament MOP has decided to stay in Spain and hone his skills.

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Detroit Pistons Draft Pick, Duke Blue Devils Alum Kyle Singler Signs with Spanish Team

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Former Duke Blue Devils forward Kyle Singler, the 33rd overall pick to the Detroit Pistons, has reached a deal with Alicante of Spanish ACB, his agent Greg Lawrence told Yahoo! Sports, as tweeted by Adrian Wojnarowski.

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Oklahoma City Thunder to Draft Duke’s Kyle Singler?

The Sports Bank “My Boy” Team

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As the collegiate basketball season comes to a conclusion this evening, there is still hardware to be handed out that isn’t related to the National Championship. There’s the All-Americans, the Cousy Award, the Wooden Award and plenty of others, however here at The Sports Bank we like to honor players in a different manner.

By Peter Christian and David Kay

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NCAA Tournament West Regional Sweet 16 Breakdown

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Kyrie Irving is back for DukeUConn keeps rolling.  San Diego State earns their chance to prove they belong with the big boys.  These are some of the headlines heading into the Sweet 16 of the West Regional.  There is a lot of NBA talent playing in Anaheim but can anyone knock off the defending champion Blue Devils?  Here is my breakdown.

By: David Kay

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North Carolina and Duke Fuel Up the Rivalry


Rivalries. It’s what defines sports and in college basketball, there’s not one bigger than Duke and North Carolina.

To each team, the other is the “Evil Empire”. That’s how it works.

UNC dropped early games this season to teams like Minnesota and Vanderbilt. Harrison Barnes was looking more like Marvin Williams and less like Michael Jordan by the minute.

On the other side, after Duke’s fast start, there was talk of Duke going undefeated.

Well, after a Kyrie Irving season-ending injury and an embarrassing loss to St. Johns, the Blue Devils have been knocked off their high horse.

During that same time period, the Tarheels turned things around with a 7-1 ACC record and a No. 20 national ranking. Barnes has gotten rid of his freshman fears and looks comfortable – more than before at least.

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College Hoops 101 (11/29/10)

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If you are unfamiliar with College Hoops 101, it is a weekly feature here at The Sports Bank that runs every Monday and breaks down everything you need to know going on in the world of college basketball.  I will look back at the previous week and peak ahead to some of the key match-ups in the next seven days.

By: David Kay
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CBE Classic Preview: Marquette The Underdog

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The CBE Classic is the best of the 2010 pre-season college basketball tournaments and not just because my alma mater is involved.  You have two of the top three ranked teams in the country in Duke and Kansas State, the always dangerous Gonzaga, and a feisty Marquette team.  Here is a preview and my predictions for what will go down in Kansas City.  Check out David’s in-depth Maui Invitational Preview.

By: David Kay
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Duke’s Kyle Singler undergoes Surgery

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Considered to be one of the best players in college basketball next year, Duke senior Kyle Singler underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Friday afternoon at the Duke University Medical Center . The procedure was performed by Dr. Dean Taylor and Singler is expected to make a full recovery before the start of practice on Oct. 15.

“Kyle had some discomfort in his knee following a very busy summer so we elected to go in and clean it up prior to the start of the season,” said Duke associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski. “By all accounts, today’s surgery was a success and Kyle will be back at full strength before the start of practice.”

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Big 10 lands 5 Ballers on Team USA Select Roster

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Today, we learned the roster of the USA Basketball Select Team that will train against the National Team during its July 19-24 camp in Las Vegas. Five of the 20 collegians chosen for the Select Team are from the Big TenWilliam Buford (Ohio State), JaJuan Johnson (Purdue), Mike Tisdale (Illinois), Jon Leuer (Wisconsin), and John Shurna (Northwestern). These players will help the U.S. National Team prepare for the upcoming FIBA World Championship. The Big Ten leads all conferences with it’s 5 selections.

By Paul M. Banks

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Kyle Singler returning makes Duke team to beat in ’11

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With star forward Kyle Singler now officially back for Duke next season, either the Blue Devils or the Michigan State Spartans will be the consensus #1 entering next season. To read the case for MSU go here.

The biggest case of Duke? Read below:

DURHAM, N.C. – Junior Kyle Singler announced on Monday his decision to remain at Duke University for his senior season in 2010-11. Singler, the 2010 Final Four Most Outstanding Player, has averaged 15.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game during his first three seasons as a Blue Devil.

“I love being here at Duke and am excited about next year,” said Singler. “I had two great options in front of me, but I did not want to miss out on all of the great things to come in a senior season.”

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Duke’s Scheyer, Singler, Nolan Smith (Final Four Videos)

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By Paul M. Banks

INDIANAPOLIS- Here are Duke’s three biggest stars, in their own words following the big semifinal win over West Virginia. Watch the Sports Bank Flipshare videos below

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