Mon May 23 10:45am EDT
If NBA teams drafted players on their prowess in H-O-R-S-E, Duke's Kyle Singler would be the surefire No. 1 pick.
The recent graduate and NBA-bound basketball player showed off his ability to sink shots from anywhere on the Duke campus with a video entitled "Kyle Gets Buckets 2.0," a follow-up to his first trick shot video released before the start of his senior season in November. In this two-minute clip, Singler bounces a shot down a flight of stairs and in, sinks a no-look shot over a tent and even buries one while jumping feet first off a 10-meter high dive.
The video's signature moment is what Singler calls "the chapel shot," a shot from the top of the 210-foot bell tower of the famous Duke Chapel. Singler makes a pair of shots from there, the first on a bounce and the second straight through the rim.
It's unlikely Singler's trick shot videos will help improve his draft stock much, but maybe it will help his endorsement potential. If McDonald's someday reprises its legendary Michael Jordan vs. Larry Bird commercial, Singler might make a worthy co-star.