Julius Randle, No.3 ranked player in the Class of 2013, visited Kentucky on September 15.
When Randle visited Lexington, head coach John Calipari hosted the prized recruit and a Wildcat reunion.
According to sources, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall and the 1996 Wlidcat championship team attended. Players like Wayne Turner, Tony Delk, Derek Anderson, and Atoine Walker were in Kentucky for the Alumni Charity Basketball Game.
“Kentucky is all over him. I mean, why not?” says Scott Pospichal, Randle’s AAU coach.
Pospichal makes a great point. Randle is a dominant force on the outside and inside. He can take the ball end to end and bang down low with anyone. Last season with Prestonwood Christian Academy, Randle averaged 21 PPG and 8.8 RPG.
The Texas star recently cut his list to 10 schools and said he will announce his top choice in the spring. Randle has nine in-home visits scheduled, which began with Kentucky and N.C. State on September 9.
Although Randle has his choice of any school, he would be effective anywhere he goes. Pospichal believes even if Randle didn’t go to a top school like Kentucky, it still wouldn’t hurt him. But Pospichal would be shocked if Randle didn’t visit top schools like Duke, Kansas, and North Carolina.
I believe Kentucky would be a great choice for Randle. A couple years ago they turned Cousins into a top NBA draft pick, whom I believe has a lot of similarities to Randle. Cousins is aggressive down low and is just a monster on the glass. Under Calipari, Randle will learn to play down low and rebound efficiently. Randle has been criticized for playing too much on the outside and I feel Calipari can help with those criticisms.