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New York Knicks | #30 | Forward-Center











6'8" | 250lb | 27 years

Player Bio

Julius Deion Randle was born in Dallas in 1994. Randle's mother Carolyn played collegiate basketball at the University of Texas-Arlington. She was Randle's first coach, teaming up with his sister Nastassia to dominate her son in pickup games. Randle developed into a superstar over the course of his four year career at Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, where he won state titles in his freshman, junior and senior seasons. As a senior, he averaged 32.5 points and 22.5 rebounds per game, pouring in 34 or more points and 15 or more rebounds in each of his final three contests. Ranked as the No. 2 recruit in the nation by Rivals, Randle chose the University of Kentucky over the likes of Kansas, Texas and Florida. As a pro, Randle has worked with multiple youth-oriented charity organizations, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the LA Harbor Boys & Girls Club, Toys For Tots, the Lakes Youth Foundation and Trees for Threes. Randle is a big Dallas Cowboys fan. You can follow Julius Randle on Twitter @J30_RANDLE and on Instagram @juliusrandle30. For his one season at Kentucky, Randle was a proverbial double-double machine. The 6-foot-8 forward led the Wildcats with 15.0 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. He accumulated 24 double-doubles to set a freshman standard. He fell one double-double shy of the school record set by Dan Issel in 1969-70. Randle opened the season with six straight double-doubles, including 27 points and 13 rebounds in a loss to Michigan State in the Champions Classic. He scored a season-high 29 points with 10 boards in a win over Belmont. In SEC play, Randle averaged 13.4 points and 10.3 rebounds. The Wildcats reached the finals of both the SEC and NCAA Tournaments. The forward had double-doubles in his first four games in the Big Dance, including 16 points and 11 rebounds in an Elite Eight win over Michigan. He was named to the First Team All-SEC squad, the NCAA Tournament Final Four All-Tournament Team and SEC Rookie of the Year. After one season with the Wildcats, Randle declared for the 2014 draft.