5 Reasons Why Kentucky’s Julius Randle is Ready for the NBA

Kentucky's Julius Randle is Ready for the NBA

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Kentucky Wildcats’ Julius Randle was not only one of the best freshman in college basketball this season, he was also one of the best players. Kentucky doesn’t go on a deep run in the 2014 NCAA tournament without Randle in the lineup. It is that simple.

Now that the tournament is over, we are just waiting to see if Randle will go pro or not. Regardless, he is ready for the NBA. Read on to see five reasons why.

He’s A Man

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He’s A Man

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Julius Randle is a force in the paint. He has moved bodies out of his way all season long. He has the talent and size to do that at the next level. At the very least, he is a monster when it comes to rebounding the ball.

Already Has the Size

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Already Has the Size

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The MAN stands at 6-foot-9 and weighs 250 pounds. I am sure he will only get stronger. Regardless, Randle already has an NBA body.

Double-Double Machine

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Double-Double Machine

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Randle averaged 15 points per game and 10.4 rebounds per game this season. He was a double-double machine to say the least.

Draft Stock is There

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Draft Stock is There

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Randle’s draft stock is already very high. I am not sure if it can increase, but it can definitely go down if he stays another year.

Randle could easily go in the top five of this summer's draft.

Best Player on the Most Talented Team in College Hoops

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Best Player on the Most Talented Team in College Hoops

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Yes, Kentucky lost the national championship game to the Connecticut Huskies, but this was still the most talented team in college hoops. That is why the Wildcats were the No. 1 ranked team entering the season.

Well, Julius Randle was the best player on Kentucky. That is pretty impressive.

 

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