Julius Randle RUMORS & NEWS

Julius Randle

Position PF
Height 6'10"
Weight 250 lbs
Birthplace Dallas, Texas
Current Team Kentucky
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    Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan

    Julius Randle is the Lakers' new power forward. Double-double machine at Kentucky reminiscent of Zach Randolph.

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    gary washburn @GwashburnGlobe

    Julius Randle said he did pass on the second opportunity to work out with #celtics but NOT for GQ shoot. Said he felt he had shown enough

  • Likely lottery pick Julius Randle opposes higher NBA draft age limit: 'Everybody should have free choice'

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has said on multiple occasions that raising the minimum age for entry into the annual NBA draft from 19 to 20 years old, effectively eliminating the "one-and-done" rule, ranks at the top of his list of priorities. Many people think that's a bad idea. Julius Randle, it..." June 19

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    J.Randle on concern about his R foot: "I think a lot of it is coming from some teams (whose) motive is for me to fall in the draft to them"

  • Julius Randle: Foot surgery 'never been considered'

    CBSSports.com "NBA Draft prospect Julius Randle worked out for the Boston Celtics on Friday and denied the report that he needs foot surgery, telling reporters that there is nothing wrong with him." June 15

  • Sources: UK's Julius Randle likely needs foot surgery that could keep him out until training camp

    Yahoo! Sports "University of Kentucky forward Julius Randle, considered a top 10 pick, likely needs surgery on his right foot after the NBA draft in June, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The procedure is expected to keep Randle out six to eight weeks this summer, sources said, but there's a strong..." June 12

  • Scouts questioning just how good Julius Randle can be

    Basketball Insiders "Two years ago, Julius Randle was being labeled as one of the best high school players in the nation. He was a five-star recruit and McDonald’s All-American, winning three state titles in four years at Prestonwood Christian Academy in Texas while averaging 32.5 points and 22.5 rebounds as a senior...." May 31

  • Jabari Parker measurements rival Randle, Gordon

    CBSSports.com "Jabari Parker skipped the NBA combine, which means his measurements never became public knowledge. And while it's fun to mock the idea that measurements matter, your actual, physical dimensions do play a part in the NBA. At a recent workout, ESPN reports the Duke guard was measured and the results..." May 26

  • NBA predraft measurements: 'potentially disastrous' for McDermott, not so bad for Randle

    Sporting News "The tape measures were not kind to forward Doug McDermott, the reigning Naismith Player of the Year after a season at Creighton in which he averaged 26.7 points and shot 52.6 percent from the field. When it came time to measure McDermott at the NBA’s draft combine Thursday, there was..." May 16

  • Kentucky's Julius Randle declares for the NBA draft

    USA Today "In a move that surprised no one, Kentucky freshman Julius Randle announced Tuesday he's headed to the NBA. The 6-foot-9, 250-pound All-American power forward is widely projected to be a top-five pick in the June 26 draft. "Growing up, I dreamed about playing in the NBA," said Randle, who has..." April 22

  • Kentucky's Julius Randle to formally announce plans for draft on Tuesday

    CBSSports.com "Kentucky officials have scheduled a press conference for Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 ET, at which point sources told CBSSports.com that freshman basketball player Julius Randle is expected to formally announce his decision to enter the 2014 NBA Draft. Randle averaged 15.0 points and 10.4 rebounds..." April 21

  • Kentucky’s Julius Randle denies report he will enter NBA draft

    SI.com "Kentucky freshman forward Julius Randle plans to forego his final three seasons of eligibility and enter the NBA Draft, according to ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman. Randle quickly denied that report via Twitter saying he hasn’t made up his mind about entering the draft. He averaged 15 points and..." April 10

  • Randle offers Wildcats new picture of success

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Julius Randle remembers coming to the University of Kentucky as a recruit and seeing oversized photos of the program’s past stars and great moments adorning the walls of the Joe Craft Center. This week, a new image went up at the team’s practice facility: a freeze-frame of Randle being swarmed by..." February 27

  • Marcus Smart, Julius Randle both projected first-round picks

    Dallas Morning News "Former Flower Mound Marcus star Marcus Smart and Plano Prestonwood standout Julius Randle are both projected first round picks in the June's 2014 NBA Draft in one mock draft. In a report from ESPN Insider's Jeff Goodman, Randle is the frontrunner as a No. 4 overall pick for the Sacramento..." February 13

  • How Kentucky's Julius Randle battles through

    CBSSports.com "ulius Randle is a 6-9, 250 lb. power forward from the University of Kentucky. He's averaging 16.7 points and 10.6 rebounds per game, a double-double, on 55 percent shooting.... as a freshman. That sounds pretty good right? It seemed pretty good early on, when Randle leaped to the top three..." January 24

  • NBA Wakes to Find Andrew Wiggins and Entire Class of '14 Aren't All That

    Forbes.com "Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins isn’t just a rising star. There’s a mystique around the 18-year-old from Toronto with the hops, mix tapes and world-wide following, already on the radar screen of the commercial interests seeking the next big thing–perhaps in the guise of a “Canadian..." January 13

  • Wingspan: The big problem with Julius Randle's NBA upside

    Philly.com "Kentucky's Julius Randle is seen as one of the top prospects in the loaded 2014 draft, but one key measurable throws a lot of doubt on whether his game will translate from college to the pros. Kentucky's Julius Randle looks the part of a big-time prospect. At 6'9 and 250 pounds, he's a..." January 02

  • NBA Draft Prospects: Week In Review

    Right Down Euclid Ave "It’s never too early to talk NBA Draft, especially with a projected class as deep and talented as the 2014 group. Every Sunday, I’ll take a look at how college basketball’s premier talents performed during the past week and see how that impacted their NBA prospects. ESPN draft guru Chad Ford’s..." December 02

  • Prospect Watch: Smart stealing spotlight, defying comparison

    SI.com "Marcus Smart stole headlines this summer when he announced he would return to Stillwater, Okla., for his sophomore season despite being a presumptive top-five pick. Play to your strengths, right? The pilfering Smart is averaging more than four steals per game this season while also..." November 26

  • Talking college basketball prospects and must-watch games

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "The college basketball season well underway and Orlando Pinstriped Post is here to tell you what's going on, what games to watch, and which players you should keep your eyes on. So... about these freshmen, huh? They're pretty good. In fact, they're more than "pretty good." They are exactly..." November 26

  • Prospect Watch: Randle outshining Wiggins early

    SI.com "Last Tuesday was the kind of night that was so special it made Dick Vitale's infectious brand of enthusiastic analysis seem modest. Three of the best freshmen we've seen in quite some time were on display and the trio -- buoyed by the moment, rather than intimidated by it -- delivered in a way..." November 18

  • Jabari Parker, Julius Randle or Andrew Wiggins? All three are amazing

    SI.com "There are so many ways to sum up Jabari Parker's amazing night here. He outplayed Kansas's Andrew Wiggins, the most hyped freshman in many years. He outshined Kentucky's Julius Randle, a contender for the No. 1 pick in the next NBA draft. His Duke coach, Mike Krzyzewski, said Parker was..." November 13

  • Andrew Wiggins, class of freshmen are special

    ESPN.com "This isn't a normal class of freshmen. Julius Randle nearly single-handedly lifted No. 2 Michigan State past No. 1 Kentucky before eventually succumbing to the experience of a Spartans team that knew how to handle late-game situations in early November a tad better. In the second game of the..." November 13

  • Wiggins, Parker, Randle all live up to expectations on big stage

    CBSSports.com "Julius Randle had already posted 27 points and 13 rebounds against a team that'll be ranked No. 1 in next week's Associated Press poll by the time Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker took the floor. So the so-called bar was set ridiculously high, and even the strongest of believers had to wonder..." November 13

  • Wiggins, Randle and Parker impress in their college debuts

    SB Nation "College basketball fans won't remember Friday's slate of season-opening games because of last-minute drama or a controversial call by referees. Those things didn't really happen. But even if they did, last night would still be remembered for the debut of a group of freshmen unrivaled in the..." November 09

  • 2014 NBA Draft: Ranking the Top 10 Prospects Right Now

    Rant Sports "With the 2013-14 NBA season underway there is no doubt that basketball is back, in turn filling a void that has been left in many fans hearts since the Miami Heat won the NBA Finals on June 20. The new season offers a number of interesting storylines, ranging from the return of Derrick Rose and..." November 06

  • The Most Tank-Worthy 2014 NBA Draft Prospects Not Named Wiggins

    Bleacher Report "Most of the hype surrounding the 2014 NBA draft is focused on the exceptionally gifted, once-in-a-decade prospect Andrew Wiggins. He deserves top-pick attention and is certainly poised to be a franchise changer, but the reality is only one tanking club is going to get him. Fortunately, for..." November 06

  • Julius Randle trusted John Calipari to change up his game

    Central Kentucky News "At 6-9, 250 pounds, the conventional wisdom is that Julius Randle can take his man down low and dominate him. But that is not where the Kentucky freshman’s basketball future lies, so Randle has been trying to move away from the middle and get more of an outside game developed going into..." November 04

  • Gordon, Ennis, Parker, Wiggins, others named to Tisdale Watch List

    247 Sports "Arizona freshman forward Aaron Gordon has been named to the 10-man preseason watch list for the Integris Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year Award, presented annually by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). The USBWA has chosen a national freshman of the year since the..." November 04

  • James Young, Julius Randle star in Kentucky scrimmage

    USA Today "That's not going to do much to quiet the hype. The University of Kentucky basketball team's most talked-about freshmen of the preseason, guard James Young and forward Julius Randle, put on a show and the Wildcats' likely starting five dominated the Blue-White scrimmage Tuesday night in Rupp..." October 30

2014 NBA Draft Results

# Team Player School/Team
1 Cavaliers Andrew Wiggins Kansas
2 Bucks Jabari Parker Duke
3 76ers Joel Embiid Kansas
4 Magic Aaron Gordon Arizona
5 Jazz Dante Exum Australian Institute of Sport
6 Celtics Marcus Smart Oklahoma St.
7 Lakers Julius Randle Kentucky
8 Kings Nik Stauskas Michigan
9 Hornets* Noah Vonleh Indiana
10 76ers* Elfrid Payton LA-Lafayette
Full NBA Draft Results


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