Tribute to the Champs: Chris Singleton

Jun 14, 2021 by Euroleague.net Print
Tribute to the Champs: Chris Singleton

When big man Chris Singleton joined Anadolu Efes Istanbul at the start of the 2019-20 season, the team had just been to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague title game. His addition was a tweak to an already strong team. His contributions had an impact almost immediately to the point that Efes was leading the standings when the season was canceled.

Singleton proved to be as willing as anybody on the team to take Efes to the end this year. He played a total of 41 games, during which he averaged 6.1 points and 3.8 rebounds, including a crucial 26-point performance against Real Madrid in Game 5 of the playoffs to lead his team to the Final Four with his best night of the season.

At the Final Four in Cologne, Singleton was in Coach Ergin Ataman's starting lineup for both games. He made a bigger impact in the championship game against FC Barcelona. Despite playing less than 20 minutes, he tallied 4 points and collected 6 rebounds for a more complete performance that allowed his team to lift the EuroLeague trophy for the first time, just like Singleton himself, while also defeating his former team in the process.