Top Northwest prep prospect decides to play for Duke

Updated: October 27, 2006, 6:57 PM ET
Associated Press

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Forward Kyle Singler, considered one of the top prep basketball prospects in the nation, will attend Duke, he announced Friday.

The 6-foot-9, 220-pound senior had also considered Kansas and Arizona.

Singler averaged 20.5 points and 8.5 rebounds last season and South Medford High School was runner-up in the Class 4A state tournament.

He announced his decision to play for Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils in South Medford's gym, an event that was attended by his family, teammates and fellow students.

His decision is not official until Nov. 8, the first day of the early signing period.

Singler is South Medford's leading scorer with 1,339 points after just three seasons. With him, the Panthers are 78-11 with three Southern Oregon Conference titles.

Singler and friend Kevin Love of Lake Oswego drew a great deal of recruiting attention to Oregon. Love, also considered a top prospect, announced this summer he will play for UCLA.

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