Sam Singer (Miami, FL/Ransom Everglades) entered his high school season expecting big things. While they did not go as planned, it did help him grow as a player and a leader.
2013 guard Sam Singer will play AAU ball with Florida Gold Coast this coming season.
“We kind of underachieved this season," Singer said. "Personally I had a great year statistically and I grew as a leader. The biggest difference for me as a whole was getting to the rim and getting to the foul line more. I was just more aggressive this year because we did not have as much around as I expected.”
Singer’s biggest accomplishment during the season was a 51 point night that set Ransom Everglades record for points in a game. It is something that showed the versatility of the 6-foot-4 guard.
“I set the single game scoring record with a 51 point game during the season,” Singer said. “It was really a night that nobody else was doing much and I had to take it upon myself and ended up scoring 51 points because I had too.”
Following his strong season, Singer has seen a few schools get in touch with him however one school in particular has really caught his attention.
“Virginia just recently came in the picture,” Singer said. “My family is very interested in them. They have a great academic school and playing in the ACC is pretty cool. Coach Sanchez is recruiting me, they came to see me play and we have talked a few times since then.”
Along with the Cavaliers, Singer is receiving plenty of attention and has picked up a few offers early on.
“Indiana, Harvard, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame and Alabama are all getting in touch,” he said. “I have offers from Central Florida, South Florida, Miami and South Carolina.”
This past season Singer was able to make one trip over to Coral Gables to check out Miami. This coming spring he hopes to check out a few more colleges and get a better feel for what is out there.
“I wish I could have gotten up to see more games so I regret not doing that,” Singer said. “We might go up to Virginia and maybe some schools up in Boston in the next few months but I am waiting until the next live period to see what schools come into play.”
Singer would like to make a decision during the fall before the early signing period. He has an idea of what he will be looking for to help make that decision.
“Great academics are going to be important,” Singer said. “I want to play in front of a lot of people, that would be exciting. Then there are things like the overall program like great coaching staff and great players, just the overall fit is going to be important.”
Singer will play AAU this season with Florida Gold Coast. He has a current rating of 86 by 247Sports.
William Gunter is a national basketball recruiting analyst for 247Sports.