Kahlil Singleton isn’t one to gloat, nor focus on personal basketball accomplishments.
He humbly talks about a recent scholarship offer from Eastern Washington University only when it’s brought up in conversation. That respectfulness stretches into the topic that’s driven new-found attention his way: scoring 55 points in one game for Fort Vancouver High School.
And when the sophomore shooting guard reflects on that performance Dec. 29 — 55 points in a non-league overtime loss to Corvallis (Ore.) to break the longest single-game record of any school in Clark County, he only wished he could’ve done more for a Trapper victory.
“That 55 points looks a lot better with a win,” Singleton said. “I don’t sit and dwell on it too long. I’m always looking to improve.”
The one number he’s focused on now is 21 because getting past the 20-game regular-season threshold means the Trappers are in the postseason.
Singleton is averaging a Southwest Washington-best 23.6 points per game through 10 games as the Trappers (4-6 overall) open 3A Greater St. Helens League play Tuesday at Mountain View (1-9). Tip off is 7 p.m.