UPDATED: Singler to remain in Spain

Updated 4:10 p.m. Former South Medford basketball star Kyle Singler has reached an agreement to stay in Spain and play for Real Madrid of the top Spanish league, ACB, according to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

It was believed that when the NBA lockout ended, Singler would return to Detroit and play for the Pistons, who took him with the 33rd overall selection in the recent draft. The NBA owners and players reached a tentative agreement on Saturday to end the lockout.

Singler has adapted nicely to Spain and the very competitive professional league, wrote Miguel Angel Gil, a Spanish journalist who covers the team closely. The 6-foot-8 former Duke star is averaging 15 points and 3.6 rebounds, helping Lucentum to a 6-3 record.

With Real Madrid, Singler would replace Rudy Fernandez, who is expected to rejoin the Dallas Mavericks next week. Real Madrid shares first place with an 8-1 record in the ACB.

— Tim Trower

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