We judge nearly everything in sports by victories. I guess it is only fitting then, that E.J. Singler has become the Oregon Ducks winning-est player in the basketball program’s history. While he is not done, 82 wins is what Singler has been apart of since joining the Ducks in 2009.
And it’s not like Singler hasn’t been a major part of most of those wins. Even as a freshman, Singler averaged over 20 minutes per game and was a pivotal piece to the 2009-10 team. In all, it took Singler 131 appearances to surpass former Ducks Fred Jones and Joevan Catron.
Singler is having a solid senior campaign. Though not fooling anyone as the greatest Duck ever, he is averaging just over 11 points, five boards, and three assists per game and has helped Oregon to a 21-5 overall record. More importantly, Oregon is ranked 23rd in the nation, and is a lock to be given an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Don’t think Singler is only going to end up with 82 victories either. With still five regular season games left, not to mention the Pac 12 tournament, and the NCAA Tourney, expect that number to climb, and for Singler to become a part of Oregon basketball lore. That sounds odd, considering Singler has never scored more than 25 points in a single game, nor 14 points per game over a season.
But hey, you can’t argue with success.
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