E.J. Singler signs training camp deal with Blazers

Former South Medford basketball standout E.J. Singler has signed a training camp contract with the Portland Trail Blazers.

The non-guaranteed deal was first reported by Yahoo Sports.

The University of Oregon alumnus, whose older brother Kyle plays for the Detroit Pistons, will participate in the Blazers' camp as a non-roster invite.

Singler, a 6-foot-6 forward, could ultimately play for Portland's Development League team, the Idaho Stampede, at the start of the regular season, or pursue a career overseas.

Singler had two pre-draft workouts with Portland on June 7 and June 19, but was not drafted. He played for the Pistons in the Orlando Summer League in July, averaging 1.6 points, 1.6 assists and 12 minutes in five games.

Singler, who played four seasons at Oregon, averaged 11.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists last year as a senior and was named to the Pac-12 first team. During his 142-game college career, he averaged 10.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 29.3 minutes per game.

Singler finished his career in Eugene ranked first in school history in wins (89), sixth in career free-throw percentage (84.8 percent) and 11th in scoring (1,546).

Singler was the Class 6A state player of the year in 2009 after averaging 21.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.4 blocks and one steal per game as a senior at South.

He started on the Panthers' squad that won the 6A title his sophomore year.

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