Brad Huse and the Montana State basketball program have finished up their recruiting for the 2010 season, with the signing of Rod Singleton of Antelope Valley JC in California. Singleton is a highly recruited point guard who nick name is “Pitbull” who a very quick and tough minded guard who has played on winning team since his high school years.
Singleton played varsity basketball for Fairfax high school in Los Angeles all four year while at Fairfax averaging 10 points and 5 assist a game his senior year. he was originally signed by Cal State Northridge out of high school but did not clear the NCAA clearing house and had to go the JC route, where he enrolled at Antelope Valley JC.
At Antelope Valley he grey shirted his first year paying his own way to attend the school and concentrate on his studies. He played for AVJC the following two year where he was named First Team All-Foothill Conference honors in both years.
His freshman and sophomore year stats were almost identical at 14 points 2 rebounds and 3 assists while shooting 44% from the field, 35% from three point range and 78% from the charity stripe. He lead his team both season in points, assists (tied with 3 players) , field goal completion, free-throw percentage, and three point percentage.
Singleton was offered by Utah State, Boise State, Cal State Northridge as well as a couple Big Sky schools, and was also getting some interest from USC, Oklahoma, Baylor and Texas. Many thought he would end up at USC where 6-7 team mate Dewayne Dedman has signed. Four to five other AVJC players are expected to sign with D-1 clubs this year.
Singleton is a tough quick guard who should compete to be the starting point guard next year for the Bobcats. He is a lock down defender but can also score the basketball, having a handful of 20+ games this past season. He compares very well to graduating senior Marquis Navarre, but more physical. I think it is going to be a great battle for the point guard spot next year in the end I see Singleton starting, but Casey Trujeque pushing him hard, and Eric Rush also see time there.