Chris Singleton became the 10th Seminole in history to be drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft. He was taken 18th by Washington. It was rumored that Singleton would be drafted anywhere from 12th to 23rd, and many thought he was a lock to join Toney Douglas in New York if he fell as far as 17. But the Knicks surprised everyone by drafting Iman Shumpert out of Georgia Tech. Singleton left FSU after his junior season, and is all over the career Seminole boards, including top-10 in Steals and Blocks, and he has one of the only triple-doubles in NCAA history which involved steals.
Singleton is the third 1st rounder of the Leonard Hamilton era, and the 8th NBA pick overall. He joins Al Thornton (14) and Toney Douglas (29) as 1st rounders.
With this pick Florida State became the only college in the country to have players drafted in the 1st round of the 2011 NBA, NFL and MLB drafts.
Here's the complete list of 1st round draft picks in Seminole history. Congrats to Chris.