Prospect Profile: Julius Randle

In-depth look at the draft prospect out of Kentucky

"Growing up, I dreamed about playing in the NBA," said Randle, "I came here (Kentucky) to win a national championship, I came here to mature. We came one game short."


Basics

Height Weight Wingspan Position College Hometown
6'9" 250 7'0" Forward Kentucky Dallas, Texas

Collegiate Career

Season G MPG FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT RPG APG SPG BPG PTS AVG
2013-14 40 30.8 196 392 .500 204 289 .706 10.4 1.4 0.5 0.8 599 15.0

Three-point field goals: 2013-14, 3-for-18 (.167).


Accolades

  • Helped Kentucky reach the NCAA national title game in his lone season with the Wildcats.
  • Chosen Third Team All-America by the AP, SEC Freshman of the Year and All-SEC First Team.
  • Ranked ninth in the nation in rebounding and second in the conference.
  • Paced the country in double-doubles (24), the second-most by a freshman in NCAA history.
  • Set a UK freshman record with 204 free throws made.
  • In FIBA competition, represented the U.S. at the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, helping his squad to a first-place finish with averages of 14.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.0 blocks.

Strengths

Rare blend of size, strength, skill and athleticism at the power forward position. Makes quick and powerful moves in the post. Absorbs contact and finishes. Solid ball-handler with good dexterity. Excellent rebounder at both ends.


Quotes

Has an NBA-ready body and can start next season in the league if he lands on the right team. I said this months back and still believe it: if he goes below No. 5, it's laughable.

Matt Norlander CBSSports.com College Basketball Insider


Projections

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6 5 11 6

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