Edward J. Singler is going to get a chance to keep playing basketball in the northwest. E.J. Singler struck a deal with the Portland Trail Blazers to make a spot at training camp.
E.J., a senior last year with the Ducks, is from Medford, Ore., and spent all four years with the Oregon Ducks basketball team.
Singler started 22 games his freshman year and 79 straight going into his senior year and is one of 13 Ducks all-time with 1,000 career points and 500 career rebounds. The 2009 6A Oregon player of the year at South Medford High played for both Ernie Kent and Dana Altman and was a do-everything forward under Altman.
Now he gets a spot to play with the Blazers and while reports say a roster spot would be a long shot, E.J. could have a good role on an Idaho Stampede roster. The D-League has brought players like Tobias Harris to the forefront and Singler has a lot of untapped potential.