Monday, February 22, 2010

Krzyzewski won't speculate on Singler and NBA

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski called it "ridiculous" to speculate yet on whether junior forward Kyle Singler will leave school after this season for the NBA draft.

Krzyzewski said Singler needs do finish his junior season and evaluate his options afterward before deciding whether to return as a senior.

"I don't expect anything," Krzyzewski said Monday morning during the ACC coaches' teleconference. "We're getting ready for Tulsa [on Thursday]. Every kid after the season is over looks at things and they should do things based on guidance from appropriate people."

In Duke's last two games, Singler has scored 25 points with 10 rebounds against Virginia Tech and posted 22 points and 11 rebounds at Miami. Krzyzewski said Singler is playing his best basketball of the season and has been a joy to coach.

"Kyle Singler will be a pro player," Krzyzewski said. "Whether he does it after this year or after next year I think is a matter of development. Kyle is going to be a pro, and you want him to be the best he can after he does that."

Ken Tysiac