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Kyle Gets Buckets
November 18, 2010 5:14 PM   Subscribe

Kyle Gets Buckets. Kyle Singler, a senior on the Duke Men's Basketball team and the 2010 NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player, has become a Youtube sensation. The video has been featured on SportsCenter as well as on numerous websites.

Kyle Singler is co-captain of the reigning National Champions and currently #1 ranked Duke Blue Devils. A recent NYT article on Singler can be found here.

More DukeBluePlanet videos can be found here.
posted by pecknpah (23 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Your favorite Duke basketball team sucks.
posted by parmanparman at 5:18 PM on November 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


Your only youtube link goes to a gym demo session. No game footage?
posted by parmanparman at 5:19 PM on November 18, 2010


Speaking as a person who would be hard pressed to drop a basketball into a garbage can, I point out that we have no idea how many missed shots were cut out of that youtube video. NERDS RULE!
posted by Admiral Haddock at 5:21 PM on November 18, 2010 [3 favorites]


Your only youtube link goes to a gym demo session. No game footage?

The somewhat self-aggrandizing DukeBluePlanet Youtube channel that I linked to has highlights from every game as well as Top 10 plays and highlights from previous seasons and the national championship.
posted by pecknpah at 5:26 PM on November 18, 2010


my favorite youtube video featuring kyle singler
posted by jjoye at 5:27 PM on November 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


Admiral Haddock, the Duke Chronicle article I linked to says that Kyle claims to have averaged about 20-30 attempts per shot.
posted by pecknpah at 5:28 PM on November 18, 2010


my favorite youtube video featuring kyle singler
posted by jjoye at 5:27 PM on November 18 [+] [!]


I fucking love those plays. I got to set a pick like that once in high school and I've never forgotten it. Ref called a foul. Not on me. On the guy that I floored.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 5:35 PM on November 18, 2010


A name to watch for this year. Sophomore guard John Jenkins out of Vanderbilt. Led the nation in scoring as a high school senior with 43 points per game. It's surprising when he misses. He could be the next Stefan Curry.

Also, watch for me raising hell on TV from 6 rows behind the bench.
posted by rhythim at 5:55 PM on November 18, 2010


Seth Curry is the next Stephen Curry.
posted by mbd1mbd1 at 6:26 PM on November 18, 2010


Singler is featured prominently in the fantastic Adam Yauch-directed documentary Gunnin' for That #1 Spot, about the inaugural "elite 24" game in New York. You should watch it.
posted by eugenen at 6:27 PM on November 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


Singler is featured prominently in the fantastic Adam Yauch-directed documentary Gunnin' for That #1 Spot,

Here's a clip from the doc. It shows him making similar trick shots in his high school gym.
posted by West of House at 6:43 PM on November 18, 2010


I still don't think I've seen anything as impressive as this or it's sequel.
posted by drewski at 7:40 PM on November 18, 2010


At 20-30 attempts per basket, that's more shooting than I have cumulatively done in my life. Of course he's amazing.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 7:52 PM on November 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


My favorite Duke Basketball video has a few cameos by Kyle Singler, but features Greg "tea bag" Paulus.

Duke Sucks.
posted by clearly at 8:03 PM on November 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


The Shark did it first, and better.
posted by Nahum Tate at 8:31 PM on November 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


ESPN hyping Duke? I'm shocked...
posted by chndrcks at 9:20 PM on November 18, 2010


Nahum Tate is right - Mark Titus did the same thing last year with a better sense of humour.
posted by thecjm at 11:15 PM on November 18, 2010


Kyle is from Medford, Oregon His brother E.J. currently plays basketball for the Ducks. What? You thought U of O only had the #1 football team? Tsk.
posted by Cranberry at 12:19 AM on November 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


Speaking as a person who would be hard pressed to drop a basketball into a garbage can, I point out that we have no idea how many missed shots were cut out of that youtube video. NERDS RULE!
Nerds click and read all the links on the blue.

I fucking love those plays. I got to set a pick like that once in high school and I've never forgotten it. Ref called a foul. Not on me. On the guy that I floored.
Good job not moving those feet.

I still don't think I've seen anything as impressive as this or it's sequel.
Prepare to have your mind blown!

My favorite Duke Basketball video has a few cameos by Kyle Singler, but features Greg "tea bag" Paulus.
Hilarious!
posted by hal_c_on at 12:48 AM on November 19, 2010


At 20-30 attempts per basket...

Still, that's pretty impressive. The last shot from the bleachers is a feat of engineering. The spin on release causes the ball to loft in an arc, when it bounces the spin reverses, seemingly causing the ball to shoot straight up, and aerodynamically drift just a bit over, so that there's less area covered for possible landings.
posted by StickyCarpet at 2:06 AM on November 19, 2010


Your only youtube link goes to a gym demo session. No game footage?

Kyle Singler 2008-09 Highlights
posted by kirkaracha at 7:27 AM on November 19, 2010


Kyle is from Medford, Oregon His brother E.J. currently plays basketball for the Ducks. What? You thought U of O only had the #1 football team? Tsk.

Heh. UO does only have the #1 football team. It's going to be a looong season for Ducks basketball. They are a bad team in a bad conference, and I think they have a few injuries too.

I see last place in the Pac-10 (fighting with Cal and Stanford, unfortunately) in their future. And the Pac-10 might be even worse this year than it was last year.
posted by mrgrimm at 1:20 PM on November 19, 2010


Also, Monta Ellis.
posted by mrgrimm at 1:22 PM on November 19, 2010


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