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Maya Singleton Signs with Switzerland Professional Team

QUEENS, N.Y. - Following a stellar senior season that saw Maya Singleton put up a career-high 18 double-doubles, the former Johnnie will begin her professional career with BC Winterthur of the Switzerland Women’s Basketball League.

“I’m extremely grateful to be given the opportunity to play professionally,” Singleton said. “I’m also grateful for all the love and support I’ve received on this journey from my mom, the people at Marshall, TVCC, and St. John’s because that’s what helped push me through. I’ve worked so hard over the years and sacrificed having a regular life for basketball and for it to finally pay off is a true blessing.” Singleton will look to be an essential addition to the BC Winterthur team, who finished 11–10 last season and third out of eight teams in the women’s division of the country’s premier national basketball league. The Switzerland based team made an appearance in the 2018 playoffs before falling to PDS BBC Troistorrents in the first round. Singleton capped off her senior season by leading the Red Storm in scoring (11.2 ppg), rebounding (10.9 rpg) and steals (54) to earn herself a spot on the All-BIG EAST Second Team and All-Met First Team. In addition, Singleton was recognized by the conference six times during the regular season, being named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for her consistent effort over the 2017-18 campaign. The former St. John’s standout recorded 18 double-doubles on the season to finish second in the BIG EAST and inside the top-15 on the national level. The Indian Head, Md., native led the league with the most rebounds in a single contest, recording 24 against Kansas to tie a 41-year old St. John’s women’s basketball program record for boards in a single game. Her dedication and hard work helped lift the Red Storm to back-to-back postseason appearances and the squad’s first trip to the quarterfinal round of the WNIT in 2017-18. Singleton averaged 10.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.5 steals over the team’s four postseason games, highlighted by a pair of double-double contests against Marist and Duquesne. Despite playing the equivalent of just two full seasons in red and white, Singleton amassed a total 570 rebounds and 579 total points for Head Coach Joe Tartamella and the St. John’s program.

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