Julius Randle. Courtesy of BigShots.com

Julius Randle Commits to Kentucky Check Out His Highlights

 

Julius Randle is now the latest member of the 2013 Kentucky Wildcats recruiting class after he picked the Cats today over Kansas.

Get to know Randle by watching the best of his high school highlights:

 

Randle Wins State Championship. Scores 74 Points Total In 2 Games

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ESPN Recruiting Nation Profile

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Randle Wins Elite 24 Dunk Competition


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Julius Randle Hoopmixtape

 

From DraftExpress.com

Strengths:
-Measured 6-10 in shoes, and 240 pounds at the Nike Skills Academies
-Outstanding athlete in terms of fluidity, agility and explosiveness
-Great first step. Tremendous ball-handler for size, with excellent body control slithering his way around opponents
-Rare combination of finesse and power
-Unstoppable mismatch threat at high school level. Too strong for forwards to handle inside, and too skilled for big men to stop from the perimeter
-Draws fouls, gets to the free throw line prolifically
-Spins, and finishes through contact, bounces off opponents
-Has a back to basket game. Can post up
-Tremendous footwork for a player his age
-Absolutely lethal in transition
-Competes on defense
-Willing to compete inside the paint
-Done a great job with body

Weaknesses:
-No real fundamentals on defense
-Has the type of body that can get out shape quickly
-Should continue to expand the range on his jump-shot in time. Will make him much more dangerous in the half-court if opponents need to respect him out to the 3-point line.
-Turnover prone at times. Tends to just bully his way to the basket, usually works at high school level, won’t be the same story in college

Outlook:
Extremely unique prospect due to his combination of size, strength, scoring instincts and ball-handling skills. Very difficult to find players with his skill-set, at any level of competition. Has work to do, on the defensive end in particular, but he’s clearly a top-notch prospect for the NBA.

 

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