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James Singleton (basketball)

James Singleton (basketball)
NameJames Singleton
PositionSmall forward / Power forward
Height Ft6
Height In8
Weight Lb230
TeamFree Agent
Birth DateJuly 20, 1981(age 35)
Birth PlaceChicago, Illinois
CollegePearl River Community College
Murray State
High SchoolHirsch Metro High School
Career Start2003
TeamsSicc Jesi (2003 - 2004)
Armani Jeans Milano (2004 - 2005)
Los Angeles Clippers (2005 - 2007)
TAU Cerámica (2007 - 08)
Dallas Mavericks (2008 - 2010)
Washington Wizards (2010)
Xinjiang Flying Tigers (2010 - 2011)
Highlights2003 All-Ohio Valley Conference 1st Team
2004 Italian LegaDue Championship Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and Import of the Year
2005 Italian SerieA All-Star Game MVP

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James Alexander Singleton (born July 20, 1981, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player who formerly played in the NBA. In 2010, he signed to play for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. He stands 6 feet 8 inches, weighs 230 pounds, and can play the small forward and power forward positions.

Undrafted by an NBA franchise, Singleton began his professional career in Italy playing with the Sicc Cucine Jesi (Lega2) during the 2003-2004 season, averaging 20.8 points and 12 rebounds per game. He received Eurobasket All-Italian Lega2 Player of the Year award. He later signed with the Olimpia Milano (Serie A) team. He averaged 11.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and two steals in 46 games during the 2004-2005 season, helping his team reach the Italian SerieA League Finals. He was named Most Valuable Player of the 2005 Italian League All-Star Game. During his tenure, Singleton was a fan favorite for his high-flying acrobatics and his tenacious defense. He was signed on August 30, 2005 by the Los Angeles Clippers to a two-year contract.

He spent 2007/2008 season with the ACB's TAU Cerámica. He won the ACB title with this team, beating F.C. Barcelona in the Finals (3-0).

During his college career, Singleton attended Pearl River Community College and Murray State University. In his two years at Murray State, he averaged 13.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 60 games. He was named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference Second Team in 2002 and First Team in 2003. He also led the Conference in rebounds in 2003.

On February 13, 2010, Singleton was traded from the Dallas Mavericks to the Washington Wizards along with Drew Gooden, Josh Howard and Quinton Ross for Caron Butler, Brendan Haywood, and DeShawn Stevenson.

On September 6, 2010, The Washington Post reported that Singleton had rejected a contract offer from the Wizards and signed with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association.

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