Ajay Singh, a 6-foot-6 forward from Cupertino, has signed to play basketball at Westmont, coach Landon Boucher announced.
Singh joins the Warriors for his senior season after his previous school, Notre Dame de Namur, announced its intentions to cancel all of its athletics programs.
“We are excited to have Ajay join the Warrior family,” Boucher said. “When we began to recruit him, it quickly became evident that he was the type of player and person we want in our program.”
In 2019-20, Singh led NCAA Division II Notre Dame de Namur in scoring (14.8 points per game) and rebounding (5.3 rebounds per game), while shooting 50% from the field.
“As a member of the Westmont basketball team, I am looking forward to winning a lot of games and getting to know my teammates and coaches throughout the year,” Singh said. “I have high expectations for myself and for the team because I know what I can bring to the program and with that, we can win a lot of games.”
Singh played one season for Notre Dame de Namur after transferring from De Anza Community College, where he became De Anza’s second-leading scorer in program history during his two years there. As a sophomore, he averaged 24.3 points per game, which ranked second among all California community colleges and was the highest single-season mark ever recorded by a De Anza player.
“The winning culture and fast paced offense attracted me the most about Westmont College basketball,” Singh said. “Not only that, but the coaches and players all want to win and make each other better, so I know I am going to be working with an unselfish and hard working group of guys.”
Singh plans to major in economics and business
Singh joins a team that is returning 10 players from last season, when the Warriors captured their first Golden State Athletic Conference regular season title since 2012-13 and finished the year ranked seventh in the NAIA Coaches’ Poll.