Duke basketball palyer Kyle Singler announced Monday night that he would forego the chance to enter the NBA draft and would stay in school for his senior year. “I love being here at Duke and am excited about next year,” he said in a statement. “I had two great options in front of me, but I did not want to miss out on all the great things to come in a senior year.”
Singler was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2010 Final Four as the Blue Devils won the national championship. He averaged 17.7 points and 7.0 rebounds as a junior. Duke will be returning to be ranked in the national top 10 and possibly as high as No. 1 in the preseason polls.
Singler averaged 17.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists last season while leading the Blue Devils to a 35-5 record and their fourth NCAA title. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement, “I am looking forward to coaching Kyle in his senior year and seeing him develop more as a player and as a leader,”