On his first attempt, Chris Singleton popped into the lane and squared up from mid-range.

The ball rimmed out, and that happened several times in the 56-52 opening loss to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday.

The Wizards are far from a finished product, but Singleton vowed to take it upon himself to be a catalyst with rookies Otto Porter and Glen Rice on the summer league roster.

Singleton is a 6'8" forward entering his third season and is fighting to prove to the Wizards that he’s not only worthy of getting more playing time but having more of a voice.

First, he has to find his range and show consistency. The rest will come.

“I had a couple in-and-outs, a couple misses. Those are just shots I got to knock down going into the season,” Singleton said.

Singleton, who led his team with 13 points on 4-for-9 shooting and was the only player in double figures, was critical of the Wizards’ performance which helped set an all-time low in points scored (108) in a Las Vegas summer league game.