Julius Randle, a power forward in the class of 2013, has opened up about his recruitment with USA Today.
Kentucky recruit Julius Randle blogged recently about cutting his list down to 6 colleges and the Harrison twins. Randle’s final 6 choices are: Texas, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina State, Florida and Oklahoma. Randle had this to say about dropping North Carolina and Duke:
The only thing that I can say is, I had to make the best decision for me. A lot of people would leave them on their list for show or something like that, but I didn’t think those were the best fit for me. Those are two great schools and I really have a lot of respect for the coaches. That’s why I didn’t want to string them along if I knew that I wasn’t gonna go there.
Randle has no beef with the Harrisons and has no clue where the rumor came from. On possibly playing with them, he wrote:
Potentially playing with two great guards would make it easier for me. I think that we would have a legit shot to win a national championship in our first year because I don’t see any guards in the country that would be better than them.
What are some of the craziest things that college coaches tell recruits? USA Today has the answer. It’s funny to read some of what the coaches have told recruits. In some instances, multiple players have been told by the same coach that they would be Player of the Year if they ended up playing college basketball for that coach.
The newest Vegas book is out, and while I personally disagree with placing wagers on college sports, Kentucky is listed in second with 7-1 odds of winning the 2013 National Championship.