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JULIUS RANDLE

Status: UK signee
F | 6-8 | 240
High school: Prestonwood
Hometown: Plano, Texas
Twitter: J30_RANDLE

 

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Considered by some the No. 2 overall prospect in the class of 2013, Randle seems like a natural fit for John Calipari’s dribble-drive offense.
The 6-foot-8, 225-pounder has the size to dominate in the paint, but he’s just as comfortable playing the “point forward” position. He drives to the basket with ease, and his court vision allows him to be an unbelievable passer for a big man.
Playing alongside so many talented prospects at Kentucky next season should only help his game.
“Anytime you have elite level guys around you, it makes things a lot easier,” Scout.com’s Evan Daniels told the Herald-Leader. “And I think it would also open up the rest of his offensive game. He was hit with all kinds of double teams, especially in AAU ball, and that’s not going to happen as much in college.”
Randle has played against UK signees Andrew and Aaron Harrison since fifth grade, and there were reports throughout the recruitment process that the twins and Randle didn’t get along.
That’s not the case, Randle’s AAU coach says.
“They’re all tremendous. They’re elite players,” Coach Scott Pospichal told the Herald-Leader. “I don’t think there are issues there. At the end of the day, there’s mutual respect around people who have accomplishments. Doesn’t mean there’s love, but there’s respect. And respect goes a long way. Respect who they are and what they do, and there’s a lot of success that will follow that pattern.”

Tracking Randle

Date Opponent W/L Stats
Nov. 23 Madison (La.)* W 27 pts, 13 rebs
Nov. 24 Duncanville* L 10 pts
Nov. 30 Woodrow Wilson L DNP-Injured
Dec. 4 HSAA W DNP-Injured
Dec. 6 Heritage* L DNP-Injured
Dec. 7 Madison* L DNP-Injured
Dec. 7 Shoemaker* L DNP-Injured
Dec. 8 Poteet* W DNP-Injured
Dec. 8 Naaman Forest* W DNP-Injured
Dec. 11 @Plano East L DNP-Injured
Dec. 19 Southwind (Tenn.)* L DNP-Injured
Dec. 20 Paul IV (Va.)* L DNP-Injured
Dec. 21 Aquinas (Fla.)* L DNP-Injured
Jan. 4 @Liberty Christian L DNP-Injured
Jan. 5 Westbury Christian W DNP-Injured
Jan. 8 Bishop Dunne W DNP-Injured
Jan. 11 John Paul II L DNP-Injured
Jan. 12 Nolan Catholic L DNP-Injured
Jan. 15 @Trinity Christian W DNP-Injured
Jan. 17 St. John Bosco (CA)* L DNP-Injured
Jan. 18 Hillcrest (Mo.)* L DNP-Injured
Jan. 19 Hall (Ark.)* L DNP-Injured
Jan. 22 @Bishop Lynch L DNP-Injured
Jan. 29 Liberty Christian L DNP-Injured
Feb. 1 @Bishop Dunne W DNP-Injured
Feb. 2 Trent International W DNP-Injured
Feb. 5 @John Paul II L DNP-Injured
Feb. 8 Trinity Christian W DNP-Injured
Feb. 12 @Nolan Catholic L DNP-Injured
Feb. 15 Bishop Lynch W 19 pts, 10 rebs
Feb. 22 St. Thomas* W 35 pts, 15 rebs
March 1 John Paul II* W 40 pts, 15 rebs
March 2 Nolan Catholic* W 34 pts, 22 rebs

 

“If Kentucky gets Julius Randle, I think you have to consider them the favorite to win the national title.”

- Scout.com analyst Evan Daniels

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