Kentucky's Julius Randle Declares for Draft, One of the Most NBA-Ready Prospects

By Trevor Lowry

The Kentucky Wildcats brought in arguably the most talented recruiting class of all time this past season and one of those talented freshman will be taking his talents to the next level. Julius Randle announced that he is making the leap to the pros according to USA Today Sports. He is one of the most NBA-ready prospects in the 2014 NBA Draft.

If you didn’t see Randle play at all this year, you really missed out. Luckily, he should have a great career in the pros.

As a freshman, Randle put up 15 points per game and 10.4 rebounds per game. He was a double-double machine to say the least.

Randle could have easily gone pro right out of high school. He is a grown man. After all, he does stand at 6-foot-9 and weighs 250 pounds. He definitely used his size to his advantage all season long. Randle would literally move bodies out of his way to get to the hoop and he would rebound the ball like it was his job.

Does Randle have some things to work on? Of course. He is only 19 years old and only played one year in college basketball. With that said, he is ready to compete right away and depending on which NBA team picks him up, he could be a starter right off the bat.

Randle should go in the top five, but he could drop a little bit depending on which team is on the clock. Regardless, there is no way that he will drop out of the top 10.

There is a bunch of talented players with an endless amount of potential in this summer’s draft. Randle definitely is one of those players, but he is also one of the most NBA-ready prospects in the entire draft.

Trevor Lowry is a Senior Writer and Copy Editor at If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.

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