The Mono Vampire Basketball Club continue their quest for roster perfection as they replace sweet shooting Patrick Sanders with versatile mainstay import Michael Singletary.
Sanders was averaging 17.6 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 3.5 assists before the change. He was also one of the top long range gunners in the league, shooting a red hot 39.6% from downtown in 6 attempts per game.
While the replacement might seem to have come on short notice, Mono Vampire should have no chemistry issues with Michael Singletary. The 6’5″ forward had recently been playing with the Mono Vampire throughout most of the year 2017 in both the Thailand leagues and the FIBA Asia Champions Cup. He was one of the main reasons why Mono Vampire BC were able to collect 2 wins in the FIBA Asia CC, averaging 24.6 points and 9.7 rebounds.
Singletary is an all-around force who connects all the pieces of a team together. His ability to do a little bit of everything at an extremely high-level makes it easier for teams to find a way to fit him in.
Prior to playing in Thailand, the Texas Tech alumni has plied in trade in Belgium, Montenegro, and the Philippines. Singletary was also a key player for both the Erie Bayhawks and Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the NBA D-league (now G-League) where he averaged 10.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.9 assists.
Sanders’ sharpshooting and role as a finisher will certainly be missed, but Singletary should be a better option as a facilitator for the Mono Vampire.
In the past 8 games, Mono Vampire have compiled a 5-3 record with impressive offensive fluidity. Adding Singletary should make things ever better, with his familiarity of the system and with the players.
Singletary has been cleared and is eligible to play for the Mono Vampire BC against the Westports Malaysia Dragons on January 12, 2018.
Featured Photo via FIBA from FIBA Asia Champions Cup