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#54 Sam Singh
Position: Forward/Center
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 240
Year: 5th Year Senior
Hometown: Ozark, Mo.
High School: Ozark H.S.
Experience: 4 Letters
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Sam Singh
PDF Version of Sam Singh's 2009-10 Recruiting Guide Bio PDF Version of Sam Singh's 2009-10 Recruiting Guide Bio
Courtesy: Bradley University
Release: 10/14/2008

Full Name:  Samuel Krishneel Singh
Birthplace:  Fiji Islands
Parents:  Ashok Singh and Jo Newell-Singh
Brother:  Josh (20)
Degree:  B.S. - Communications (Public Relations), May '08

Honors and Awards
Bradley AD Honor Roll:  Spring '06 and Spring '08
Braves Council (SAAC) Member:  2005-06 and 2006-07

2008-09 - 5th-Year Senior
Added to his lengthy list of injuries Dec. 14 when he suffered a broken nose versus Southeast Missouri State ... Missed the next two games, but came back strong by averaging 5.2 ppg in the last 24 games ... Wore a protective mask for the first 10 Valley games ... Scored the game-winning basket on a putback with 0.9 seconds left Dec. 31 at Wichita State.

2007-08 - Junior
Tripled his career scoring total and more than doubled his totals for rebounds, assists and blocked shots with his fourth-year numbers ... Made 60.6 percent of his field goal attempts.

2004-07 - First 3 Years at BU
Singh's first two years were marred by injuries as each was cut short ... Played in five games in the 2004-05 season before receiving a medical redshirt due to shoulder surgery and seven games in 2005-06 before undergoing season-ending knee surgery as the result of an injury sustained during practice at Carver Arena ... Had a second knee surgery in the spring of 2006, but his rehab work put him in position for a potential return to action during the 2006-07 season-opener versus DePaul ... Made his actual 2006-07 season debut Nov. 15 versus SIU-Edwardsville, playing 10 minutes and finishing with three points, four rebounds and a blocked shot ... Made his Missouri Valley Conference debut Dec. 30, 2006, and scored his first career Valley points on a pair of interior buckets Jan. 18, 2007 at Creighton.

Another Active Graduate
Singh earned his bachelor's degree in communications in May 2008, but has continued his studies while he completes his eligibility ... The 2009-10 season marks the fifth straight year Bradley's roster has included a graduate, following Brandyn Heemskerk (2006), Danny Adams (2007), Daniel Ruffin (2008) and Singh (2009).

At Ozark H.S.
During his high school career, Singh helped Ozark H.S. to third-place finishes in the Missouri Class 4 state tournament in 2001 and 2004, sandwiched around a state championship during his junior year in 2003 ... An all-state pick his senior year, Singh averaged 20.7 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.0 blocked shots per game during the 2003-04 season.

Personality Profile
Nickname:  Big Sam
The first thing I thought when meeting Coach Les:  He'll change my life
The people who have helped me the most at Bradley?  Marcus Ohnemus (athletic trainer) and Ronnie Wright (stength and conditioning coach)
The best player I have ever guarded:  Tyler Hansbrough
Before every game I...  Stretch and drench
Most people don't know this, but...  I was born in Fiji
When I was growing up, I never thought I would...  Be in college fo six years
The biggest obstacle I have had to overcome:  Five surgeries
My first memory of playing basketball:  My coach's wife seeing me for the first time and yelling, "Bill, we have a new center."
My best non-athletic talent:  Schmoozing
My greatest low:  My sophomore year after two ACL surgeries


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