Singleton Makes His Presence Felt

The CHSAA is always known for having great competition. It is one of the most competitive high school leagues in the country. Although its’ “AA” Division is highly-regarded for having top-flight Division I prospects, the “A” Division has plenty of good talent in there too.

One of the Catholic League’s finest in the “A” Division is Saquan Singleton. The 6-5 junior guard out of Monsignor Scanlan is a prospect that has plenty of great offensive skills. He scored 11.3 points per game in his sophomore season and led the Crusaders to the CHSAA “A” city championship game, which they lost to eventual champion, Kennedy Catholic.

When asked about the previous season, he said, “Last year, I started off the season a little rusty due to my back injury. As the season came along, I felt like I improved and I felt like I brought some attention to Scanlan. However, we fell short in the championship game.”

Singleton’s junior year at Scanlan proved to be a revelation of his talent to the masses. He scored 11.3 points per game and led the Crusaders to a 20-6 season and a berth in the CHSAA “A” semifinals, in which they lost to eventual champions Monsignor Farrell of Staten Island. His play also earned him a spot on the CHSAA “A” All-League team.

“This past season, I felt like I had a decent season, but it could have been better, and we came short of our goal of making it to the championship game. But being named the All-League team was a great experience.”

Once the school season was over, he went on to join New Heights, one of New York City’s finest AAU programs, and also academic programs, on the Under Armour Association circuit. “It’s been a great experience playing with New Heights so far this summer. I feel confident playing on a much bigger level than the one I was at before because I wanted to showcase my skills to college coaches.”

Singleton’s play on the UAA circuit has earned him offers from MAAC schools such as Rider & St. Peter’s and American East power Stony Brook.

As long as his skills continue to improve, Singleton will continue to make plenty of noise and will garner even more attention from even more Division I schools. “What motivates me to succeed is reaching my goals, while other people push me to get to the highest place of success possible.”


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