E.J. Singler’s Next Stop Is The NBA

The State of Oregon is not typically a hotspot when it comes to breeding NBA athletes.  Only four Oregonians are currently playing in the big show: Detroit Pistons small forward Kyle Singler, Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Ronnie Brewer, Toronto Raptor shooting guard Terrence Ross and Houston Rockets power forward Terrence Jones.  University of Oregon alumnus E.J. Singler is looking to make it a party of five.  The Medford native finished his college career with the Ducks after ending the 2012-2013 season posting team highs in points scored and minutes played.

E.J. Singler has already faced NBA like talented while playing in the PAC-12.

E.J. Singler has already faced NBA-like talent playing in the PAC-12.

Manning the charge with 11.7 points per game, the senior forward led the Ducks to their first Sweet 16 appearance since 2007.  His consistency and game management on the court caught the eyes of NBA scouts.  He has earned two pre-draft workouts, one with the Phoenix Suns and another with the Portland Trail Blazers.  According to E.J. Singler’s Twitter, both went well but the Duck alum noted that being on the court of his home state team was a “dream come true”.

E.J. Singler is one of two Oregon athletes hoping to make it in the NBA, the other being Arsalan Kazemi.  While there is no certainty either player will be drafted, E.J. Singler is looking to earn a spot as a role player on an NBA roster noting he would provide “high character” and “knock-down shooting” to whatever team snags him.

As the saying goes, two’s company and three’s a crowd, so five must be a handful, right?  Nobody here at FishDuck sees anything wrong with a handful of Oregonians in the NBA.

Photo Courtesy of Kevin Cline

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Michael Carnow

Michael Carnow

Michael is a long time sports fanatic from San Diego, California. He has written for a several sports blogs including the Oregon Men’s Club Lacrosse team. In high school, Michael played football and lacrosse for four years, which fueled his passion for the sports world. Admittedly, Michael is only recently became a Duck fan after years of cheering on USC but like Pete Carroll, he flew North for the winter and never looked back. As a recent University of Oregon graduate, Michael appreciates your feedback and is eager for what comes next. You can follow him on Twitter: @mbcarnow

  • Rusty

    What about Luke Ridnour?

    • Michael Carnow

      Luke Ridnour was born in Couer d’ Alene, Idaho, before attending high school in Washington state and college at the University of Oregon.

  • Duck dance

    Kevin Love is from lake Oswego

    • Michael Carnow

      Love is originally from Santa Monica, California, before moving to Lake Oswego, Oregon, when he was just one-year-old.

      • James Dean

        Still, to not consider Love an Oregonian is a major oversight. Had you said “native Oregonians” it would be a different story, however, Love developed his talent in Oregon. End of Story.